Man Stabbed in Athens Trying to Break up Fight

Man Stabbed in Athens Trying to Break up FightA man was stabbed Friday afternoon in Athens while trying to break up a fight on a basketball court.

According to the Athens Banner-Herald, the 21-year-old told police the incident occurred on the basketball court at St. Mark AME Church on Gressom Street.

“The man made the report from St. Mary’s Hospital, where he sought treatment for the injury, the article reads. “The victim said that he and the men were shooting baskets for money when they began fighting, and that as he tried breaking it up, one of the men stabbed him, according to police.”

The article doesn’t confirm what type of weapon the victim was stabbed with, the extent of his wounds or whether or not he has been released from the hospital.

It’s not clear whether the victim knew the suspect or not.

Just four months ago a 28-year-old woman was stabbed to death in a homeless camp in Athens.
After an extensive investigation by ACC police detectives, Isaac Lee Johnson, 56, of Athens, was charged with her murder, according to the ABH.

“The woman was found stabbed to death in the camp located in a wooded area between Oneta Street and the Athens Perimeter, according to police. Police identified the victim as Andrea Christine Harris, with a last known address in Statham,” an April 23 ABH article reads. “Johnson, who is known to police and has been in the Athens area about two years, came here from Florida.

Police were summoned to the area at 2:41 a.m., where she was pronounced dead by the coroner.”

Police identified two men who were at the campsite when she was stabbed. One was her boyfriend and another was an acquaintance, according to the article. A motive of killing was not clear, but both the boyfriend and acquaintance were under the influence of a substance at the time of the stabbing.

“The camp is located along a high ridge and is accessible from a power line tract that runs from a power station on Oneta Street,” the ABH reports. “There are a number of camp sites in the woods where there is a heavily traveled pathway.”