Investigation Continues After Weekend Stabbing in Midland

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

MIDLAND – Police are investigating after two people were transported to the hospital after a stabbing and fight at Travis Elementary.

Now, officers say a high speed chase from Midland to Odessa may be connected.

Officers say they talked to a 40-year-old man who says he was stabbed after following and then trying to defend his son in a fight.

In addition, police suspect another man to have been stabbed in the same fight.

Not long after eight Saturday night, police say they tried to pull over a pickup driver they think could have been connected to the fight.

But he pulled away and led Midland Police on a high speed chase on Highway 80 until the driver got to Odessa.

Officers tell NewsWest 9 for safety reasons; they stopped following him once he reached the Odessa City limits.

Right now, details are still limited, but Midland Police are still looking for that driver in a white Chevy pickup.

Both men who were stabbed in the fight have non-life threatening injures.

Stay with NewsWest 9 as we continue to cover this story.