COVINGTON -- The Covington Police Department investigated two separate stabbing incidents Saturday night.
Around 6:45 officers were called to 3122 Sanford St. where two men got into an altercation after one of them allegedly insulted the other man's wife.
According to the owner of the Sanford Street residence, the two men were talking in his kitchen when the offender made an inappropriate comment about the victim's wife. When the victim protested, he was stabbed five times in his left flank and backside, according to a CPD incident report.
The assailant fled the scene, leaving behind the wounded man and extensive blood splatter on the walls, floor, appliances and door.
The victim was transported to Newton Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries. The suspect is still at large.
A few hours later, around 10:20 p.m., a woman flagged down a CPD officer in the parking lot of Wellington Ridge apartment complex, telling the officer her former boyfriend and her current boyfriend had gotten into a fight.
According to a CPD incident report, while talking to the woman, the officer noted a male walking toward them and could see bloody abrasions to his face.
"I then asked him if he needed medical attention and he asked for my opinion and as I shined my flashlight on his person, I could see a large blood stain over his left chest area and that he was standing over an open green knife," the incident report states. "I asked him if he had been stabbed and he said he didn't know."
Further investigation revealed the man had indeed been stabbed in the upper left chest region.
While waiting for EMS to arrive, the victim told the officer his girlfriend's former boyfriend was waiting for them when they returned to her apartment and attacked him. The boyfriend had apparently arrived at the location on a bicycle which was later found where he discarded it as he fled on foot.
The victim was transported to Atlanta Medical Center, and the suspect is still at large.
"We have leads in both of these cases and expect to make arrests," said CPD Public Information Officer Capt. Ken Malcom Monday afternoon.