Suspect on the run after elderly man stabbed

POPE COUNTY, IL (KFVS) - Illinois State Police are looking for a man after an elderly man was stabbed in rural Pope County.

The suspect came to the home of Herschel D. Matheny, 82, and Jacqueline C. Hicks, 75 at 10 Henry Hicks Lane around 12:50 p.m. on Sunday.

The man asked to use the phone and after the phone was given to him, he stabbed Matheny in the chest and struggled with Hicks demanding money, according to ISP.

Hicks told the suspect she could get money from another room.  She went to another room and found a firearm, then forced the man to leave the home.

Matheny was flown to an Evansville hospital and is expected to survive.

The suspect is at large. Investigators are following leads as the investigation continues.

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