The victim of a stabbing Wednesday is recovering well after surgery at Memorial Hospital in Savannah, and the man believed to have stabbed him is behind bars.
The yet-unidentified male victim, in his 20’s, suffered a stab wound to his back after a domestic dispute at a Harvey Wilson Road residence. A man deputies said is his cousin, Deandrez I’Shon Raymond, Chandler Road, was captured Wednesday afternoon following a police chase into downtown Statesboro.
Bulloch County Sheriff’s Capt. Todd Hutchens said Raymond 27, is charged with aggravated assault, aggravated battery, possession of a knife during commission of a crime, fleeing/attempt to elude, second degree cruelty to children; two counts of third degree cruelty to children, stop sign violation, and failure to obey traffic device.
Since the case remains under investigation, Hutchens did not release details about the stabbing and chase, including reasons why the two were involved in the dispute.
The stabbing occurred sometime around 4 p.m., and afterward, deputies were overheard on police radio discussing the victim being taken to the hospital by private vehicle. Then, deputies located Raymond driving a blue Ford Expedition, and gave chase. Deputies pursued him from the Westside Road area to East Main Street, where he was apprehended.
According to radio traffic, a small child was in Raymond’s vehicle during the chase. No injuries were reported.
Anyone with information about the stabbing and subsequent chase is asked to contact Bulloch County Sheriff’s Inv. William Sims at 912-764-1703.
Tips may also be made to www.bullochsheriff.com.
Herald reporter Holli Deal Saxon may be reached at (912) 489-9414.