BLAKESLEE — Police are searching for a man wanted in connection with an attempted homicide in Tunkhannock Township. Police allege Edward Sartoris, 58, fled after stabbing his wife at their home Friday evening.
"Eddie has a history of domestic violence, that day it appears to have escalated quickly," said Chief of Police Chris Wagner of Pocono Mountain Regional Police. "The victim was stabbed multiple times and claims it was unprovoked."
Police were called to Glacier Drive in Blakeslee at 10:31 p.m. Friday, Feb. 21 for the reported stabbing.
Wagner said upon arrival, they located the victim inside the home and determined that she had been stabbed several times and was taken to a local hospital. The victim is currently in guarded condition.
"There were two adult children present that witnessed Sartoris stabbing his wife," said Wagner. "The search warrant was executed and interviews were completed which lead to an arrest warrant being obtained for Edward Sartoris for attempted homicide."
According to police, Sartoris fled prior to police arrival in a blue BMW 3 series convertible bearing Pennsylvania plates marked FXX-2979. He has family in the New York City area and is also employed there. His current location is unknown.
"We are working with authorities in Nassau County, New York to find and apprehend Eddie," said Wagner. "This is an active manhunt to locate him and take him into custody."
Sartoris is being charged for felony Attempted Homicide, felony Aggravated Assault, felony possession of a prohibited offensive weapon and misdemeanor Terroristic Threats, Possession Instrument of Crime, Simple Assault and Reckless Endangerment.
Anyone with information to the location of Sartoris should call Pocono Mountain Regional Police at 570-895-2400 or 9-1-1.