A Tunkhannock Township man who police say fled the scene after stabbing his wife has been captured after a four-day manhunt.
Edward Sartoris was captured late Tuesday night and taken into custody by NYPD in Brooklyn. Investigators from the Pocono Mountain Regional Police Department were in Brooklyn and arranging the extradition of Sartoris at the time of this story.
Sartoris was wanted for attempted homicide after allegedly stabbing his wife on Feb. 22 and fleeing the scene at his home in Blakeslee. Two of Sartoris’ adult children were reported to have witnessed the incident.
PMRPD Chief of Police Chris Wagner said Sartoris had a history of domestic violence. According to Wagner, the incident escalated very quickly and Sartoris stabbed his wife multiple times before taking off in his car.
The victim was transported to the hospital and is in guarded condition. She told police the assault was unprovoked.
According to police, Sartoris has family in the New York City area and is also employed there. These connections worked with authorities in Nassau County to find and apprehend Sartoris.
Sartoris is being charged for felony attempted homicide, felony aggravated assault, felony possession of a prohibited offensive weapon and misdemeanor counts of making terroristic threats, possession of an instrument of crime, simple assault and reckless endangerment.