ROCKY FORD, Colo. (CBS4) – Law enforcement in Rocky Ford caught a stabbing suspect after an hours-long search for her on Tuesday.

Investigators say Shayanne Maestas stabbed an officer in the neck and then sped away in that officer’s marked patrol car.

Shayanne Maestas (credit: Rocky Ford Police)

The stabbing happened early Tuesday afternoon in the 500 block of North 11th Street when the officer responded for a welfare check.

Investigators say the officer interviewed a resident outside of the home when Maestas came out and was armed with a knife. That’s when the officer was reportedly attacked.

They say Maestas took off in a marked patrol car described as a white Dodge Charger with a red stripe and a license plate number of QTL086.

(credit: CBS)

The officer is expected to survive.

It’s not clear where Maestas was captured, but authorities say she was taken into custody without incident.

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