Stabbing victim remains hospitalized

Stabbing victim remains hospitalized; juvenile apprehended


By Lynn Hobbs


The victim of a stabbing Monday night in Eatonton is in ICU at a hospital in Macon, authorities say.

A juvenile has been taken into custody for the incident and charged with two counts of aggravated assault, “with more charges to follow,” Eatonton Police Chief Kent Lawrence said.

The victim is an adult, a man, but Lawrence was unable to release his name by The Messenger’s press time. The man was driven by a friend to Putnam General Hospital after the stabbing, and hospital staff called law enforcement. He later was taken by ambulance to Macon.

The incident happened around 9:15 p.m. April 3 at the railroad tracks and old depot area on South Jefferson Avenue close to Eatonton Cooperative Feed Company. The victim and his young male attacker knew each other, Lawrence said, and the violent incident was not random.

The case is being investigated by Eatonton Police Department, and no motive is known yet, Lawrence said, adding “We’re not ready to release any more information involving this case.”

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