Anyone with information on Richard Sheriff’s whereabouts is asked to call 911. (Photo: Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office)

Man on the run after allegedly stabbing roommate in Cherokee County

A 61-year-old man allegedly stabbed his roommate Saturday morning after an argument, then drove away before deputies arrived, the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office said.

Richard James Sheriff allegedly stabbed Claudia Santizo in the neck and arm after an argument, according to Lt. Jay Baker. Santizo, 45, was taken to WellStar Kennestone Hospital with non-life threatening injuries, Baker said.

Sheriff, who has been charged with aggravated assault, was last seen driving an older model Toyota Corolla, brownish green in color, with black wheels and a black spoiler on the trunk, Baker said. Sheriff is described as 5-feet-8 inches tall and weighs approximately 165 pounds.

Anyone with information on Sheriff’s whereabouts is asked to call 911.