NEW BALTIMORE — A manhunt is underway for a Columbia County man accused of stabbing another man in Greene County on Saturday.

An arrest warrant has been issued for Deven Hotaling, 22, of Philmont, said Steven Nevel, public information officer for state police Troop F.

The victim, a 30-year-old man whose name has not been released, was stabbed multiple times in the side and back and is undergoing treatment at Albany Medical Center, Nevel said.

At about 12:10 p.m., Greene County 911 sent New Baltimore Rescue Squad, Greene County Paramedics and Coxsackie Ambulance to the parking lot of C. A. Albright & Sons, at 13640 Route 9W, after receiving reports that a man had been stabbed several times.

Paramedics treated the man and requested that a Life Net helicopter be sent to their location. New Baltimore Fire Department set up a landing zone at the scene.

Officials later canceled the helicopter and decided to transport the victim by ambulance.

Hotaling and the victim were involved in a physical altercation Saturday that ended in a stabbing, Nevel said.

Police tape surrounded the crime scene throughout the afternoon while state police conducted their investigation.

An arrest warrant has been issued for Hotaling, Nevel said. He is charged with first-degree assault, a class B felony.

Since Saturday, police have not been able to locate Hotaling and are requesting the public’s assistance. Anyone with information as to Hotaling’s whereabouts is asked to call state police in Catskill at 518-622-8600.

Hotaling is awaiting trial in Columbia County Court on felony charges following two arrests that occurred in the village of Philmont in 2020.

On May 21, Hotaling was charged by state police with fourth-degree grand larceny and third-degree robbery, both felonies. Hotaling was arrested for allegedly forcibly robbing a Lyft driver of $1,700 in cash. The incident was reported Feb. 27.

On Aug. 18, Hotaling was charged by state police with second-degree arson. Hotaling is accused of setting a mattress on fire at a residence on Church Street. The fire was put out quickly by firefighters, and there were no injuries.

Both cases are pending in Columbia County Court, according to the Columbia County District Attorney’s Office.

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