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Posted: January 8, 2013 8:47 p.m.

Police investigate two weekend stabbings

Three hurt in Monday wreck on U.S. 278

Two men were stabbed in separate incidents Saturday, according to reports from the Covington Police Department.

The first incident occurred around 6:30 p.m. Officers responded to a hang-up call on West Street. When officers arrived, they noticed people standing outside the residence and waving them down. A woman said that her husband had been stabbed by Anthony Clemons, who had since fled the scene.

When officers attended to the victim, they saw he had been stabbed five times. He reportedly told officers that the altercation began in the kitchen when Clemons made an inappropriate comment to the victim's wife. Reports indicate that the kitchen of the home had blood splatter all of the walls, floors, appliances and door.

The victim and his wife were taken to the hospital. The incident continues to be investigated.

In an unrelated incident, around 11:20 p.m. that evening, officers responded to Wellington Ridge apartments for two men fighting. When officers arrived, they were flagged down by a woman in the parking lot who said that her former and current boyfriends had gotten into a fight. The ex-boyfriend had fled, but her current boyfriend was at the home, with a stab wound to his chest. As officers rendered first aid while waiting on EMS to arrive, the victim kept slipping in and out of consciousness and his breathing was labored and his stomach distended.

The victim reportedly told officers that when he and his girlfriend had returned home, her ex-boyfriend, identified as Dennis Jones, was waiting on them.

The two got into a physical altercation at that point. The victim's girlfriend confirmed his story, saying that Jones had been unhappy when she ended their relationship several weeks before. She did not witness the actual stabbing.

While processing the evidence, officers found a bicycle that had blood on and around it making officers think that Jones might also be injured. A more thorough search of the area located another bike at the tree line, thought to belong to Jones, though Jones himself was not located in the area.

The investigation into the stabbing continues.

Three hurt in
Monday accident
Three people were injured in an accident Monday evening.

A vehicle was attempting to turn left from U.S. Highway 278 north when they were struck by another vehicle traveling west on 278, according to Covington Police Capt. Ken Malcom.

Two people were trapped in the accident and Covington Fire had to extricate them. Two were transported to Walton Medical and the third was flown to Atlanta Medical for treatment.

The Georgia State Patrol is currently still working the investigation.

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