Deputies seek man in stabbing, kidnapping incident


A reported domestic disturbance turned violent Monday morning and Jefferson County Sheriff’s deputies are looking for the suspect in the incident.

Major Lafayette Woods Jr., said Larry Rucker allegedly stabbed his girlfriend, Kristie Davidson, and also stabbed a friend of Davidson’s, Sherry Davis, who tried to intervene. Rucker then allegedly forced Davis into a truck and fled before sheriff’s deputies arrived at the scene.

Woods said Rucker allegedly told Davis he was going to take her to a hospital, but instead drove into Grant County. When Davis realized the truck was not going to a hospital, she jumped out at a stop sign and sought help at a nearby house, according to Woods.

Grant County Sheriff’s deputies were summoned to the house, and they called an ambulance that transported Davis to Jefferson Regional Medical Center. Davis underwent emergency surgery for multiple stab wounds and was in the Intensive Care Unit Monday night, Woods said.

At about 1 p.m., after several hours of searching, deputies found the truck Rucker had been driving about 200 yards behind a house on Jed Road in the Sulphur Springs area. Woods said the house belongs to Rucker’s brother.

The truck had been set on fire and was completely engulfed in flames when deputies located it.

Woods said deputies responded to the initial call at 9102 Shannon Road at 7:10 a.m., and found Davidson “covered in blood.” Her condition was not immediately available Monday night.

Rucker is currently at large and described as “armed and extremely dangerous.”

He is being sought on probable cause of one count of domestic battery for the injuries to Davidson, one count of aggravated kidnapping and one count of first-degree battery for the injuries to Davis.

Anyone with information about Rucker should contact the Sheriff’s Department at 541-5351, the Criminal Investigation Division at 541-5496, or call 9-1-1.

All calls will be kept confidential.