A man was airlifted to Grady Memorial Hospital Sunday night after a fight left him with multiple stab wounds in his chest.
Deputies from the Newton County Sheriff’s Office were called to a home on Mote Road at around 10:45 p.m., and when they arrived they were flagged down by a woman standing at the end of a driveway. Deputies found a 25-year-old man closer to the home lying on his back with his shirt off and what appeared to be two stab wounds in the chest.
According to NCSO Lt. Tyrone Oliver, the victim and 38-year-old Ronald Hinton got in an altercation after the victim was behaving aggressively toward Hinton.
"The victim evidently came up behind Hinton and hit him in the head with a beer bottle, knocking him to the ground," said Oliver. "They continued fighting and that’s when Mr. Hinton reached into his pocket and pulled out a knife, stabbing the victim."
At the time Oliver wasn’t sure what the motivation was for the incident but did say that alcohol was a factor. Following the stabbing, Hinton reportedly left and returned to his home, where deputies located him.
Hinton was transported to the Newton County Detention Center where he was charged with aggravated assault. The victim was still hospitalized as of press time, but his injuries were not believed to be life-threatening.