MUSKOGEE, Okla. (AP) An eastern Oklahoma man was arrested early Wednesday in western Arkansas for the stabbing of his supervisor at a fast food restaurant and the abduction of his wife and 2-year-old daughter.
Police in Fort Smith say 32-year-old Derek Martin Perez was arrested without incident at a motel and his wife and daughter were found unharmed. Muskogee police officer Lynn Hamlin said Perez was wanted on assault with a deadly weapon and two kidnapping warrants.
Muskogee police say Perez was wanted for the Tuesday afternoon stabbing of 36-year-old James Coble following an altercation between the two at a McDonalds in Muskogee, about 45 miles (72 kilometers) southeast of Tulsa.
Police said Wednesday that Coble was treated and released from a hospital.
Sebastian County, Arkansas, jail records list Perez as in custody without bond and do not list an attorney who could speak on his behalf.
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