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Man arrested in weekend stabbing
Alexis Aguilar-Guzman
Alexis Aguilar-Guzman

COVINGTON, Ga. – Covington police arrested a 21-year-old man Saturday for an early morning stabbing that sent a woman to an Atlanta hospital by helicopter.

According to a Covington Police Department incident report, officers were dispatched to an address on Turner Lake Road just past 5:30 a.m. Jan. 6 on a report of a family fight. When they arrived, they were met by Alexis Aguilar-Guzman who reportedly told them he had been in an argument with the mother of his children.

While other officers spoke with Aguilar-Guzman, Officer K. Thompson looked for the female. He spoke with one witness who reportedly said he had seen Aguilar-Guzman chasing a female through the house from his window.

When Thompson asked where the female was, the witness motioned to a group of females beside him. According to the report, Rosalia Rodriguez had blood on her face, clothing, arms and the area around her.

“She was actively bleeding from her right elbow and abdomen,” Thompson wrote in his report. "At this time, EMS was notified.”

Rodriguez reportedly told Thompson Aguilar-Guzman had stabbed her during an argument.

“I went back to Guzman and asked what had happened and he stated that she was trying to leave with their child and he would not let her,” Thompson reported.

According to the report, officers placed Aguilar-Guzman under arrest and asked where the child was. He reportedly told them to go into his home and check.

As he approached the house, Thompson reportedly observed blood droplets leading to the house and through the door.

“Once I entered the house,” he reported. "I observed blood on the walls, floor and counters through the house as well as a busted out window.”

Two knives were located in the living room and taken as evidence.

When EMS arrived on the scene, Rodriguez was taken to the ambulance. According to the report, in the ambulance she told police Aguilar-Guzman would not allow her to leave the house. 

“At one point she had broken out a window and attempted to get out but could not,” Thompson reported. “She attempted to leave with her child in her arms through the front door also but Guzman stopped her again.”

The child was found at a neighbor’s house.

EMS determined Rodriguez’s wounds were stab wounds and that she had internal injuries.

According to the report, she was flown to Atlanta Medical Center in stable, but critical condition.

Aguilar-Guzman was transported to the Newton County Law Enforcement Center charged with aggravated assault - family violence, and second degree cruelty to children - family violence.