SALVISA — A man was stabbed about 3:30 a.m. Friday on U.S. 127 in Mercer County when he stopped to help a stranded driver.
Chris Releford told police he pulled over to help a car with the flashers on. He changed the tire on the car and was heading back to his, when Releford says he turned and found the driver right next to him. According to Mercer County Sheriff Ernie Kelty, that is when the unknown man asked for Releford’s wallet.
“He (Chris) told him he didn’t have his wallet or any money,” Kelty said. That’s when the man proceeded to attack Releford.
After he managed to cut Releford on the face, the man took off in his own car, reported as a maroon, 1990s model Oldsmobile Cutlass, heading north on U.S. 127, according to Kelty.
The attacker is described as a white male, 6 feet tall, 200 pounds, between 30 and 40 years old with dark hair, a mustache and a goatee. This is an ongoing investigation. Mercer County Sheriff’s Department is encouraging anyone with information to contact it, and Mercer County Crime Stoppers is offering a $1,000 reward.