POCOLA — A suspect who was wanted in connection with a fatal stabbing in Pocola on Monday morning was arrested later in the day.
Michael Roeder, investigator with the Pocola Police Department, said on Monday morning he was looking for Steven Asher. Asher was described as a white man about 31 years old with short hair. He was last seen wearing blue jeans and a white T-shirt.
Asher was arrested on suspicion of homicide in the death of Amanda Miller, 27, of Pocola at about 4:45 p.m. Monday in a field close to the intersection of Oliver and Kelley streets in Pocola, Roeder said. Oklahoma Highway Patrol and the Pocola Police Department were involved in Asher's capture.
Miller was stabbed to death Monday morning at 505 Fuller Ave. in Pocola.
Roeder said an altercation took place at that address and escalated outside of the residence and Asher also sustained injuries.
"He's going to have some facial wounds, if not bleeding from the face at this time. He is considered armed and dangerous with a knife," Roeder said while the manhunt was still ongoing.
The Pocola Police Department received a 911 call in regard to the disturbance at about 8:15 a.m. Monday.
Asher fled to the north from the residence through woods, Roeder said. The Pocola Police Department had assistance from the LeFlore County Sheriff's Department and the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation in looking for Asher on Monday.
Roeder said schools in Pocola were on lockdown, as were the day-care centers in town.