After a two hour search, Cedar Rapids police officers finally caught up with a stabbing suspect from earlier Thursday night. He was sitting at a bar.
Thomas Sloben, 47, formerly of 1791 16th Ave. SW, was arrested at around 8:30 p.m. when officers spotted a gray Oldsmobile parked outside the Next Door, a bar in the 1700 block of 16th Avenue SW.
He was taken to Linn County Jail and charged with Willful Injury.
According to Sgt. Wybe of the Cedar Rapids police, Sloben is suspected of being the man who stabbed another Cedar Rapids man in an apartment parking lot in the 5200 block of Johnson Avenue at around 5:55 p.m.
The victim was stabbed underneath the right arm pit and taken to Mercy Hospital for serious but non life-threatening injuries.
According to earlier reports, the suspect fled the scene in a gray Oldsmobile.
Wybe said the incident is still under investigation.