KATIE, Okla. (KXII) - A 22-year-old man was stabbed early Thursday morning in what authorities are calling a home invasion robbery in the Garvin County community of Katie.
Sheriff Larry Rhodes says the man was stabbed in the torso repeatedly after a group of people forced entry into a home on North County Road 3170 around 3:30 a.m.
Rhodes says the man and a teenage friend went to his mother's house, which was nearby, where they dialed 911.
The man stabbed was taken to an Oklahoma City hospital in stable condition. Rhodes he suffered significant injury to the front and back of his torso.
"Based on information provided by the victim and a 16 year old female witness, deputies are looking for at least two persons, but are unable to provide a more clear description at this time," Rhodes said.
"The suspects are believed to be armed with an AR style rifle and a 9 mm handgun. The rifle was stolen from the residence during the robbery. "
Rhodes also said investigators at the scene found evidence a firearm may have been discharged during the robbery. They believe robbery was the motive in the home invasion.
Around 10 a.m. deputies located three people at a home in Davis who had knowledge of the robbery. Rhodes says they are being interviewed, but none have been arrested.
No names have yet been released.