Man in custody after allegedly stabbing woman, setting fire to vehicle

NORMAN, Okla. – A suspect is in custody after he allegedly stabbed a woman and set a car on fire.

“I’m assuming it was a neighborly dispute,” said Ted Wilson with the Norman Police Department.

Officials say it’s not the first time they’ve been called to the duplex near Rock Creek and Porter.

When crews arrived, they found a car on fire and woman stabbed in the arm.

The fight reportedly started with two damaged cars and windshields smashed, with a tree truck to blame on one of them. Then, the male suspect reportedly set the female neighbor’s car on fire.

“Upon our arrival, the car was involved heavily with fire, so we extinguished the fire,” said Patrick Holden with the Norman Fire Department.

As that car burned, the female neighbor chased down the suspect.

“A neighbor had chased the suspect to the apartment and subsequently got stabbed. I believe it was mentioned scissors,” said Wilson.

EMSA crews took the stabbed female to the hospital where she is reportedly doing OK.

As for the suspect, he went back into his house, closed the door and didn’t answer it when police knocked.

“We made phone contact, talked him to come out, got him to come out and talk to officers, took him into custody from there,” said Wilson.

Neighbors and police confirm to News 4 that fights between these neighbors happened frequently, but now, the male suspect could be facing charges of arson and assault with a deadly weapon.