Deputies investigate sibling stabbing, mobile meth lab

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Pottawatomie County sheriff’s deputies are investigating two separate incidents that occurred about the same time late Tuesday night — a stabbing between two siblings and a mobile methamphetamine lab found in a pickup. Sheriff Mike Booth said the stabbing incident occurred in the Tribbey area.  A brother and sister, who have homes about 50 feet apart on the same property, were involved in that altercation, he said.

Booth said Abraham Cossey, 45, went over to the home of his sister, Cheryl Bass, 54. From preliminary reports, Booth said the brother and the sister’s boyfriend initially had an altercation, but the situation turned in a mutual combat incident between the brother and sister, with both suffering stab wounds. Booth said Cossey suffered a severe wound between his shoulder blades and was taken by Medi Flight to OU Medical Center, where he was treated for his injuries and released. Bass went by REACT EMS to Unity Health Center, where she was also treated for stab wounds, then released, he said. The case remains under investigation and no arrests have been made.

While deputies were en route to this call in the Tribbey area, one deputy taking a shortcut route came upon a suspicious vehicle north of Rattlesnake Hill Road on Stevens Road, Booth said. When he pulled up to the vehicle, two males and one female took off running, Booth said. Deputy Jason Holasek, who had no backup at the time, took the woman into custody, Booth said, while the two men fled into the woods. Booth said a mobile methamphetamine lab was found in the back of the pickup, so the District Attorney’s drug task force was called to the scene for clean up. A manhunt began for the two men in the woods, Booth said, with McLoud police assisting with a search dog. Neither were found, he said.

Both cases remain under investigation.