Police: Mother stabbed, 5-year-old Kennesaw boy abducted

Authorities are looking for a 5-year-old Kennesaw boy who was abducted after his mother was stabbed Thursday night, police said.

Ethan Peterman is believed to have been taken by his father, Joseph T. Davis, after Davis stabbed the boy’s mother, Officer Scott Luther with Kennesaw police said. They were last seen in the 2100 block of Ellison Lakes Drive around 6:30 p.m.

A nationwide alert has been issued.

The woman, whose name has not been released, was stabbed multiple times at an apartment complex off Cobb Parkway, Luther said. She ran out of her apartment screaming for help and neighbors calls 911. She was taken by ambulance to a hospital. There was no immediate word on her condition.

Davis had threatened the woman in 2013 in front of their son after illegally entering her home, according to a Cobb County warrant.

“I will murder you,” said Davis, according to the warrant. “You will only leave here in a body bag.”

Davis repeatedly stalked and harassed the woman and child, once keeping them three hours against their will in her home, the warrant said.

Their son Ethan has short brown hair and brown eyes. He was wearing a bright orange shirt, blue jeans and black Jordan sneakers.

Davis, 35, is described as a black man, 5-foot-11 and 178 pounds, with hazel eyes and brown hair.

They may be traveling in a silver 1993 four-door Oldsmobile with Ohio tag EGV4522. Davis also owns and could be driving a white 2004 Chevrolet Aveo with Ohio tag GIT1661.

Anyone with information on Ethan’s location should call 911 or the Kennesaw Police Department at 770-422-2505.

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is assisting with the case.

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