|Columbia Man Sought in Stabbing of His Wife|
Columbia police are asking for the public’s help in apprehending a local man wanted for allegedly trying to murder his wife.
Warrants have been issued charging Joddie Daniel White, 43, with attempted first-degree murder in the Wednesday stabbing of Karen White, who turned 37 Thursday, at their home on Bradford Circle, according to a Columbia Police Department press release.
About 7 p.m. Wednesday, police responded to a call from the residence and found Karen White with an apparent stab wound to her chest. A witness or witnesses told police the couple had been involved in a fight when Joddie White stabbed Karen White with a knife and fled on foot.
“They were involved in a domestic altercation at their residence,” Lt. Jeremy Alsup said Thursday. “She was able to flee the residence to a neighbor’s house. There were people who (then) saw Mr. White flee the residence.”
The victim was taken to Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville where she underwent surgery and remains in stable condition, according to the release.
Joddie White may be on his way to an unknown location in Alabama. Alsup said police believe Joddie White left the area on foot, and no information on whether he has obtained a vehicle or is being aided was available.
Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Joddie Daniel White is urged to contact the Columbia Police Department at (931) 388-2727, Crimestoppers at (931) 381-4900 or the Safe Tip Line at (931) 380-2930.