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Man stabbed with screwdriver

A man allegedly stuck a screwdriver into the neck of his ex-roommate Monday night.

Lawton Police Sgt. Timothy Jenkins, public information officers, said police responded to the assault with a dangerous weapon call around 8:45 p.m. at a house in the 800 block of NW 50th. The incident began with an argument between the two men, who were formerly roommates, and as the altercation escalated, one of the men pulled out a screwdriver and pressed it into the neck of the other man, Jenkins said.

When police arrived, the suspect was gone. The report does not state whether the victim was transported to the hospital; nor does it include his current condition, Jenkins said. The incident will remain under investigation. 

Car set afire

Someone allegedly abandoned a vehicle and attempted to set it on fire around 8:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Lawton Police Sgt. Steven Schulte reported finding a deserted car a half mile south of Bishop Road on Southwest 38th Street. The car had no obvious damage from a collision, Schulte reported, yet its side air bags were deployed.

Further inspection of the car revealed possible evidence of second-degree arson. 

The driver's window was rolled down about four inches, the windows were "blackened from smoke," and the car's paint had "obvious heat marks," the report states. The back seat was also completely burned, and a bottle of STP gas treatment sat on the floor behind the driver's seat, Schulte reported.

Officers were unable to determine the registered owner of the car, which was impounded to the city shop with a hold for detectives to investigate, according to the report.

The Lawton Constitution

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