CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Two people were stabbed in Parkersburg just before 4 a.m. Thursday.
Officers found David Whitlock, 51, of 1614 Spring St., and Mary Alvarado, also 51, of the same address, injured and down in front of nearby 1612 Spring St., near the intersection of 17th Street.
Sgt. Greg Collins with the Parkersburg Police Department said Whitlock appeared to have at least one stab wound and is believed to be in serious condition. Alvarado appeared to have multiple stab wounds and also is in serious condition.
The suspect fled the scene prior to officers' arrival. Detectives have issued two felony malicious wounding warrants for Ira Blair Hyde.
A criminal complaint filed in Wood County Magistrate Court by Detective D.A. Moody alleges Hyde began yelling at his neighbors from a window.
Whitlock then came out into the street telling Hyde to stop yelling, and if he had a problem to come outside, Moody wrote. Hyde walked outside and approached Whitlock, then began swinging his arms the man while holding a knife. Whitlock was unarmed, according to officers.
Hyde stabbed Whitlock one time in the chest, prompting Alvarado to come outside in an effort to stop the attack.
According to the complaint, Hyde then used his knife to stab Alvarado multiple times, under her left arm and in her right breast. As the victims yelled for help, Hyde fled the area on foot.
Detectives have not yet located Hyde, but an investigation is underway.
Collins said Whitlock's condition appeared to be improving and stable, while Alvarado was still believed to be in serious condition and was undergoing surgery for her injuries.
Anyone with information on the location of Ira Blair Hyde is asked to contact the Parkersburg Police Department at 304-424-8444. Anonymous tips can also be left at www.parkersburgpolice.com.