Police investigate stabbing

PARKERSBURG — City Police are investigating an early-morning stabbing incident that left two people with serious injuries.

Parkersburg Police Sgt. Greg Collins said a man and a woman were transported to Camden Clark Medical Center Thursday morning with what appears to be serious knife wounds.

Following a call to 911 about a stabbing, officers arrived on scene finding David Whitlock, 51, and Mary Alvarado, 51, down in the street in front of 1612 Spring Street. Collins said both appeared to have serious wounds. Whitlock appeared to have been stabbed once, while Alvarado appeared to have stabbed multiple times.

Following the processing of the scene and interviews with several witnesses, detectives have issued two felony malicious wounding warrants for Ira Blair Hyde, 54.

A criminal complaint filed in Wood County Magistrate Court by Detective D.A. Moody alleges that Hyde began yelling at his neighbors from a window. Whitlock came out into the street telling Hyde to stop yelling, and if he had a problem to come outside. Hyde exited his residence and approached Whitlock.

Hyde began swinging his arms at Whitlock while holding a knife. Whitlock was unarmed.

According to police, Hyde stabbed Whitlock once in the chest. After Whitlock was stabbed, Alvarado came outside to stop the attack. Hyde then used the knife to stab her multiple times. Alvarado was stabbed under her left arm and in her right breast. As the victims yelled for help, Hyde fled the area on foot.

Detectives have not located Hyde, but continue their search.

Collins said Whitlock’?s condition is improving and stable. Alvarado is undergoing surgery for her

injuries and listed in serious condition.

If anyone has any information on the location of Ira Blair Hyde, please contact the Parkersburg Police Department at

304-424-8444. Anonymous tips can also be left at www.parkersburgpolice.com.