Poland stabbing suspect caught in Portland following manhunt

Posted July 06, 2014, at 2:16 p.m.
Last modified July 07, 2014, at 6:19 a.m.

PORTLAND, Maine — A Poland man wanted in connection with an overnight stabbing was found in Portland after a 12-hour manhunt.

Investigators at the Androscoggin County Sheriff’s Office say 49-year-old Steven Narbonne and his nephew, 29-year-old Phillip Audet, got into a fight around 1 a.m. Sunday at Narbonne’s home on Torey Road in Poland. They say Audet stabbed his uncle twice with a butcher knife, then stole Narbonne’s car.

Investigators say Narbonne made his way to a neighbor’s home looking for help, but he wasn’t able to wake anyone up. A member of the neighbor’s family came home around 1:30 a.m. to find Narbonne collapsed. Emergency crews transported Narbonne to a nearby hospital where he underwent emergency surgery. He is recovering at Central Maine Medical Center.

Meanwhile, police found Narbonne’s car at mile 71.5 southbound on the Maine Turnpike, but Audet was nowhere to be found.

After several sightings throughout the early morning hours, Portland police tracked Audet to the Allen Avenue area, east of Washington Avenue.

He was found hiding in the woods near 455 Allen Ave. and was taken into custody.

Police took Audet back to the Androscoggin County to be questioned by investigators.

The case remains under investigation.


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