Man injured in morning altercation

A homeless man was stabbed early this morning on the 1100 block of Broad Street by a man he approached for money, Richmond County sheriff's Lt. Calvin Chew said.

A deputy on patrol came across the victim bleeding on the ground and the suspect standing beside him around 3 a.m., Chew said. The victim, Leamon McNell, 27, is expected to be treated and released from the hospital.

The suspect, Eric Young, 34, who was intoxicated at the time of the attack, was arrested and charged with aggravated assault, Chew said. A witness saw a knife in Young's hand, but the weapon was not found by deputies, Chew said.

 

 

 

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