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ADA, Okla. — Ada police have stepped up their efforts to find Derek Wayne Thomas, a man wanted for stabbing a woman in the chest.

Kadesh King said he’s heard a lot about Thomas.

“He’s crazy, I don’t know, he’s a nut,” King said.

King also claims to know Clarice Culberson, the woman he said Thomas robbed and stabbed Friday night.

“It would probably be good for the cops to find him before anybody else does because there are a lot of people looking for him,” King said.

Police said the crime happened at 9th St. and Cherry St. in Ada.

They said Thomas stabbed the woman in the chest while she drove her car.

She’s recovering now and family members expect her to be OK.

Thomas is on the run and police said he’s armed and dangerous.

“If anyone recognizes him, they should go to the nearest law enforcement agency, they should not try to approach the man themselves,” City of Ada spokesperson Mark Bratcher said.