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An El Dorado man underwent surgery Sunday for several wounds he received when he was stabbed during an alleged altercation, according to an El Dorado police report.

Officers said 45-year-old Jerry Moore sustained severe lacerations to the chest, abdomen and left shoulder.

A suspect has been identified and police are investigating the incident.

Police were called at 4:13 p.m. to the Medical Center of South Arkansas in reference to a battery.

Moore’s wife told officers that a relative called her and told her that Moore had been stabbed, and she said she later found Moore at their residence in the 1200 block of South Washington.

She said Moore was bleeding heavily through his shirt, and she drove him to MCSA.

Police said Moore initially tried to leave the hospital against medical advice, and he grew agitated when officers attempted to speak to his wife and look inside his vehicle.

He ultimately agreed to speak with officers and told them that he was hanging out with some friends at a residence on Rock Island Avenue when an altercation ensued with another male there.

Moore said the pair began shoving each other, and the suspect to fell onto a car and broke one of the side mirrors.

Moore said he was briefly distracted by another male on the scene, and the suspect produced a knife and lunged at him, stabbing him in the left shoulder and slashing him across the chest and abdominal area.

The suspect then fled the scene, Moore said.

He told police he jumped into a vehicle and went to his residence. He said his wife was not home at the time, and someone on the scene called her.

Moore’s wife had told officers that she last saw her husband prior to leaving for church, noting that he told her he was going to visit some men “a couple of blocks away.”

She said she went to a relative’s house after church, and she received a call about Moore being injured.

Moore was initially arrested for disorderly conduct, police said.

They said he explaining that Moore yelled profanity as he tried to leave the hospital and directed an obscene gesture toward officers.

He was placed into custody and escorted back inside the hospital, where he calmed down and agreed to undergo medical treatment, police said.

The disorderly conduct charge was dropped after Moore exited surgery and apologized for his behavior.

He also “thanked officers for their patience and urging him to seek medical care,” according to a police report.

Vehicle break-ins

Police are investigating several vehicle break-ins that were reported on the south side of town Sunday and Monday.

Break-ins were reported on Short Norsworthy, South West Avenue, D Avenue, Louisiana Avenue, South Jackson Avenue, Ross Avenue, East Avenue, East Pecan and East First.

The vehicle break-ins occurred weeks after similar incidents cropped up for several days on the west and north sides of El Dorado.

Several arrests, adults and juveniles, were made in connection to the break-ins.

A resident in the 1200 block of South West Avenue told police Sunday that several articles of clothing were missing from her vehicle.

She said she had recently purchased the clothes from a local department store and many of them still had the price and brand tags on them.

Police said they recovered some of the clothes down the street from the residence.

A wallet containing $90 cash and miscellaneous cards was reported from a vehicle at a residence in the 1600 block of D Avenue.

A man told police that someone stole $1,000 cash and a bank card from his vehicle at his residence in the 1300 block of Ross.

In the 1200 block of East Avenue, a man told officers someone stole his wallet, which contained a debit card, and a plastic container with $16 cash.

Someone reportedly broke into three vehicles at a residence in the 600 block of East Pecan. Several items had been disturbed, but it did not appear as if any items were missing, according to a police report.

A woman reported Monday that someone entered her daughter’s vehicle at their residence in the 800 block of Short Norsworthy.

She said her daughter’s employee identification badge from Clean Harbors was missing.

While on patrol in the 1300 block of Craig, police said they noticed the door open on a vehicle at a residence there.

The contents of the glove compartment were strewn on the passenger seat and floorboard, police said. The owner of the vehicle who said no items were missing.

A resident in the 1200 block of East First reported the theft of $45 cash and her wallet — which contained various cards, including a bank card and Social Security cards, and a driver’s license — from her vehicle.

Tia Lyons may be contacted at 870-862-6611 or by email at

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