NEWSFLASH: Suspect caught
Stabbing suspect Alan "Main" Doss is now in police custody after a citizen's tip helped authorities find where he was hiding Tuesday morning.
Doss, 36, whose last known address is 2010 Rockhill Road, was arrested on an aggravated assault charge about mid-morning Tuesday in connection with the stabbing of a 25-year-old man outside Mac's Meat Market on Highway 182 shortly before 2:30 p.m. on Sunday.
Doss remains jailed on a $100,000 bond, said Starkville Police Department Sgt. Chadd Garnett early Tuesday afternoon.
Shortly before 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, SPD Narcotics Squad detectives Steven Gant and Matt Henson received a tip that Doss was hiding at an apartment on Central Avenue, Garnett said.
The two detectives, along with multiple SPD patrol officers, went to the apartment, and Gant spoke to Doss through the closed door, Garnett said. Doss then surrendered to police without incident, was arrested and gave a statement to SPD detectives during questioning, Garnett said.
Doss, who was believed to be armed at the time police announced a manhunt for him on Monday, was not carrying any weapons at the time of his arrest, Garnett said.
Garnett would not comment on whether Doss confessed to stabbing the 25-year-old victim.
"Once again, assistance from the community is what got a potentially dangerous person off the streets through a tip to the Narcotics Squad detectives," Garnett said. "We appreciate the help citizens provide. It does make a difference."
Doss and Kenisha Reed, 33, of 1507 Louisville St., are both charged with aggravated assault in Sunday's stabbing incident.
Reed was arrested within an hour of the assault on Sunday and was released on a $10,000 bond Monday night following her initial Municipal Court appearance.
In the Sunday afternoon stabbing, SPD patrol officers were notified of a fight in progress outside Mac's Meat Market, and arriving officers found the male victim covered in blood with a half-dozen stab wounds in his back.
The victim, whose name is not being released amid concerns for his safety, was taken to OCH Regional Medical Center, treated and released after physicians determined none of his wounds caused any serious or life-threatening injury, Garnett said.
Both the victim and multiple witnesses gave statements identifying Reed and Doss as those responsible for the stabbing, Garnett said. Further investigation revealed that the dispute that led to the stabbing was over a relationship problem between the victim and Reed's niece, who are no longer dating, Garnett said.
Reed was arrested at her Louisville Street apartment about 3:15 p.m. Sunday, and police believe Doss had been at the apartment a few minutes before officers arrived to take Reed into custody, Garnett said.
Police also searched an apartment at the Sandhill Arms complex in south Starkville in the initial hunt for Doss, but he was not located there.