Police have made three arrests in connection with the stabbing of 24 year old Damon Lively which was reported just before midnight on Friday. 

25 year old Dustin Scott Patton was arrested before 9am on Wednesday.  He is being held in the Ponca City jail on assault with a deadly weapon and maiming relating to the stabbing.  Other charges include failing to appear for in district court for warrants on previous charges of transporting an open container and driving under the influence.  Patton also had outstanding municipal warrants for failure to pay fines on driving under revocation, no insurance, expired license plate and defective equipment.

21 year old Nicholas Allen O’Conner has also been arrested.  He is being held on the charges of assault with a deadly weapon, conspiracy to commit a felony, possession of marijuana with intent to distribute within 2000 feet of a school and possession of drug proceeds.

 54 year old Vicki Lyn Lindsey was also arrested.  She is the mother of O’Conner.  Patton lives with Lindsey and O’Conner about a block from alley where the stabbing occurred.  Police conducted a search of their home on Wednesday and confiscated the shirt believed to have been worn by O’Conner at the time of the assault.  Also seized was more than three and a half ounces of marijuana and about $2,000 in cash.   Lindsey is charged with possession of marijuana, maintaining a dwelling where drugs are sold and accessory after the fact to the assault with a deadly weapon.

Police have recovered what is believed to be the knife that was used in the assault of Lively.  It was located at the home of a relative.  

Lively, also a resident of Ponca City, suffered serious injury when he was stabbed under his left arm.  He was transported from the scene by ambulance and then flown to OU Trauma Center where He remains there in critical but stable condition.