An Adair County man was seriously injured after an altercation that resulted in the victim being treated for a knife injury.
At 1:06amCT on Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2018, Columbia-Adair County 911 notified Columbia Police Officers Charles Greer and Jamie Cole to respond to TJ Health Columbia. They stated a male victim was arriving with a stab wound. Upon arrival, officers observed the victim had been stabbed in the right side of his torso. The victim was identified as 33-year-old Larin Stotts of Columbia, KY.
Peliminary investigation revealed that an altercation at Country Place Apartments resulted in Jason Oprzedec, 38, of Columbia, KY pulling a knife and stabbing Stotts in the right side of torso. Air medical was called for Stotts to be transferred to University of Louisville, but due to weather the flight was grounded and Adair EMS made the emergency transport to Louisville.
Columbia Police Officer Jamie Cole is heading the investigation and has obtained warrants for the arrest of Oprzedec, who fled the scene. Columbia Police are asking for your assistance in locating 38-year-old Jason Oprzedec. If anyone knows of his whereabouts, call the Columbia Police Department at 270-384-6464 or call 911. You may remain anonymous.