Report: Suspect accused of stabbing man outside Decatur mattress store is in custody
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This story has been updated.
A man accused of stabbing another man outside a Decatur mattress store on March 15 has been arrested, according to the Atlanta Journal Constitution.
The AJC reports Jordan Christopher Brown is currently in the DeKalb County jail.
The Decatur Police Department also confirmed the arrest.
Police met the victim at the hospital around 1:30 a.m. on March 15, Police Lt. Jennifer Ross previously said.
“The victim reported he stopped by his place of employment in the 2700 block of East College Avenue to retrieve an item from inside of a delivery truck parked at the location,” Ross said. “As he approached the delivery truck, he observed a plastic cover over a previously damaged window to be disturbed and then noticed a male inside of the truck.”
When the victim confronted the man, the man said, “This ain’t your truck. It’s abandoned.”
The victim moved closer and the man got out of the truck and advanced toward him.
“The victim told the male not to ‘walk up on him’ and the male attempted to punch the victim and a scuffle ensued,” Ross said. “The victim was able to break apart from the male, who then pulled out some type of a sharp object and began thrusting it at the victim. The victim recalled he felt that his shirt became wet. The victim returned to his vehicle and fled the location as the suspect fled the area on foot.”
The victim drove away but lost consciousness and hit another vehicle in the area of Memorial and Columbia Drive.
“DeKalb County Police and medical personnel responded to the accident scene and the victim was transported to the hospital,” Ross said.
The stabbing left the man in critical condition. He is stable now, Ross said.