Woman stabbed at her home
Authorities are looking for a male suspect who stabbed a Little Hocking woman at her home Tuesday afternoon while reportedly trying to rob her.
The victim, 46-year-old Tina Whealdon, of 66 Federal St., was transported to a local hospital for treatment, said Lt. Brian Rhodes of the Washington County Sheriff’s Office.
The extent of her injuries was not immediately known, said Washington County Sheriff’s Office Captain Troy Hawkins.
Whealdon was listed in fair condition at Camden Clark Medical Center Memorial Campus Tuesday evening.
According to Hawkins, a man knocked on Whealdon’s door around 1:45 p.m.
“A male subject, around six-foot, dressed in black demanded money. The female victim was retrieving money and she was stabbed in the abdomen area,” said Hawkins.
The man was also wearing a black ski mask, added Rhodes.
The sheriff’s office placed nearby Little Hocking Elementary School on lockdown for the remainder of the school day and stationed two deputies at the school as a precautionary measure, said Hawkins.
Hawkins declined to say what the suspected weapon was, but did say that no evidence was found around the scene or the surrounding neighborhood.
The Washington County Sheriff’s Office will be handling the investigation.