Wagoner man accused of stabbing man 7 times over cellphone


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Reported by: Ian Silver
Updated: 11/18/2013 5:43 pm Published: 11/18/2013 4:55 pm


A Wagoner man is in police custody accused of stabbing a neighbor and going on the run for a week.

FOX23 news was the only news station to get video of Harold Muns in lockup after turning himself in.

Police had the U.S. Marshals helping look for Muns until he turned himself in on Monday.

FOX23 talked with the man he's accused of stabbing, who also thinks Muns is a dangerous man. He said Muns stabbed him seven times over a cellphone.

"I was just trying to get the knife out of his hand, because he stabbed me so quick," said Shawn Phillips.

Phillips' mom rushed him to the hospital and then he was flown by helicopter to a Tulsa hospital, but he says it was touch and go for a while.

"I felt like I was gonna die on Life Flight," he said.

Wagoner Police Chief Bob Haley said police were already looking for Muns when he stabbed Phillips.

"For whatever reason, he was pretty volatile that day," said Haley.

That morning they say he was aggressive with police when they arrested Muns' son for drugs.
Then police received reports he was threatening to kill several officers.

Before they could track him down, police say he stabbed Phillips in the apartment complex where both men live and went into hiding for the past week.

Phillips said even though Muns walks with a cane, he's more dangerous than he appears.

"'Cause he's always pulling a knife out, saying he's gonna stab someone," said Phillips.

Phillips' neighbor Brooks Schwartz said he never saw something like this coming.

"He just seemed like a crazy old man, you know. He just seemed harmless. You know, I didn't think he was capable of anything like this," said Schwartz.

Haley said finding Muns was a top priority for the past week because who knows what else he's capable of.

"This guy could have just as easily died from the injuries that he sustained… over a phone. I think the man needs help. Justice will be served," said Haley.

Detectives are still interviewing Muns, but officers told us that when he first turned himself in, he told them he stabbed Phillips in self-defense.

Phillips said he didn't touch Muns until after he was stabbed.


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