January 3, 2018

Adair County man seriously injured after altercation that resulted in victim being treated for a knife injury

At 01:06 hrs Columbia Adair County 911 notified Columbia Police Officers Charles Greer and Jamie Cole to respond to TJ Health of Columbia stating that a male victim was  on the way to that location that had been stabbed .   Upon Officers arrival  they made contact with victim and observed that he had been stabbed in right  side of his torso.  The victim was identified as 33 year old Larin Stotts of Columbia .
 Preliminary Investigation reveals that an altercation at Country Place Apartments resulted in a male identified as Jason Oprzedec 38 of Columbia pulling a knife and stabbing Stotts in the right side of torso .
   Air medical was called for Stotts to be transferred to University of Louisville but due to weather was grounded and Adair County EMS made the emergency transport to Louisville .  

 Columbia Police  Officer Jamie Cole is heading the investigation and has obtained warrants for the arrest of Oprzedec who fled the scene.   

  Columbia Police are asking for your assistance in locating 38 year old Jason Oprzedec and ask if anyone sees or knows his whereabouts to please call Columbia Police Department at 270-384-6464 or 911 .  You may remain anonymous. 


Post 15 to conduct safety traffic checkpoints 

Columbia, Ky. (January 2, 2018)– Kentucky State Police, Post 15 will be conducting safety traffic checkpoints in the Post 15 area, which includes Washington, Marion, Taylor, Green, Casey, Russell, Adair, Metcalfe, Monroe, Clinton and Cumberland. Troopers will be checking for impaired drivers, children that are not properly restrained in child safety seats and informing the public about the use of seatbelts. These safety checkpoints will be conducted in various locations throughout the Post 15 area that are experiencing a high ratio of vehicular crashes resulting in injury and/or death compared to relatively low safety restraint usage ratio.