The Tuscaloosa County Sheriff’s Office is searching for a man accused of stabbing another man hours before a fire destroyed the home at which the incident took place.

It happened around 1:30 a.m. Saturday in the 22000 block of Eastern Valley Road in McCalla.

When investigators arrived on the scene, they were told the 27-year-old victim was taken to the Greenpond Volunteer Fire Department, and from there was transported to UAB Hospital for treatment. His injury is considered not life-threatening.

Witnesses told authorities with the Tuscaloosa Violent Crimes Unit that the victim was stabbed by Michael Scott Lewis.

Around 10:30 a.m., the same address was destroyed in a fire. No one was injured in the blaze. The cause of the fire is unknown, but authorities said they have not yet ruled out arson.

If you have any information regarding the whereabouts of Lewis, please call the Tuscaloosa County Sheriff’s Office at 205464-8672 or the Tuscaloosa Violent Crimes Unit at 205-464-8690.

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