Police seek boyfriend after woman is stabbed

Authorities searched Tuesday for a man suspected of stabbing his girlfriend Monday night and fleeing the area.

Franklin Reon Neal, 39, left in his girlfriend's Jeep Grand Cherokee, which was later found in Sparta, Ga., according to a Richmond County Sheriff's Office news release.

Veronica Bland was stabbed in her face, torso, arms and hands while she was in the 3600 block of Brussels Street in Augusta on Monday night, the release said.

Lt. Calvin Chew said the victim is at Medical College of Georgia Hospital and is "doing OK."

Neal reportedly told his father he was going to kill himself, Chew said.