- Ada, Oklahoma

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July 9, 2014

Stabbing lands local man in jail on assault and battery charge

Ada — An Ada man was charged with assault and battery after he allegedly stabbed another man last week.

Charged is 43-year-old Simon Dean Thirsty. The alleged stabbing occurred at 12:04 a.m. Friday in the 2800 block of N. Townsend. When police arrived, they found 38-year-old Seneca Duane Colbert at his residence with a stab wound to his lower left chest.

"His wife, Tasha Colbert, was there holding a towel over the wound," Ada Police Sergeant Kevin Hood wrote in a report.

The Colberts told police Thirsty had come into the house and started arguing prior to the stabbing.

"Tasha advised that (Thirsty) first stabbed Seneca in the chest and attempted to stab him in the chest again, but Seneca blocked it with his arm, causing a stab wound above his left elbow," Hood said. "At that time, Seneca grabbed a ball bat and started defending himself."

Seneca Colbert chased Thirsty out of the house with the ball bat and struck him several times in the head and arm, according to the report. Thirsty left the house, driving away in a van.

Seneca Colbert was taken by Mercy EMS to Mercy Hospital Ada and treated for stab wounds, which would need surgery but were not life-threatening, doctors said.

Police sent out an alert to area hospitals to be on the look out for Thirsty.

Police were called a short time later when Thirsty sought medical attention at Chickasaw Nation Medical Center for head and arm injuries. He was later arrested there.

Police later spoke with Thirsty's mother who was a passenger in the van he was driving. She said Seneca Colbert and Simon Thirsty had been arguing all day Thursday. She rode in the van with Thirsty, which she stayed in so she wouldn't have to hear all the arguing. She didn't see or hear what happened in the home, but said she saw Thirsty come out of the house being chased by Seneca Colbert, who hit him several times with a baseball bat while Tasha Colbert was attempting to spray Thirsty with pepper spray.

Police later found a knife in the van they believe was used in the stabbing. Thirsty was taken to the Pontotoc County Justice Center where he remains on a $50,000 bond.


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