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Deputies search for stabbing suspect in Dade Co.

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Dade County detectives say Saturday, Charles Lawson had some people over to his home in Wildwood, GA for a gathering and things turned violent very fast.

"They were there just a few minutes and he said all hell broke loose. They were just fighting and cutting each other," Detective Don Hicks says.

Crime scene tape still surrounds the home where the stabbing occurred.

A witness says Lawson got into an argument with Allen and Juanita Taylor and then pulled out a knife.

"It was a little two to three inch blade, but that little blade can do a lot of damage."

Lawson has a long arrest record in both Tennessee and Georgia and most recently was placed on probation.

Detectives say the Taylors were stabbed several times in the abdomen, but Allen's wounds were more severe.

The witness grabbed both victims and put them in his car and drove to the hospital. Hicks says that quick thinking may have been what saved the victim's lives.

"A 15 minute wait on a lacerated liver, you could bleed to death."

The witness drove to Chattanooga AND flagged down a firefighter for help off Martin Luther King Blvd.

"He said he knew there were medics on that fire truck. They took them over to the hospital," says Hicks.

Juanita Taylor is expected to recover but Allen remains in the hospital.

Lawson is still on the run from police but they believe he is still in the area. He is facing aggravated assault charges.

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