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Local police seek suspect in stabbing
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     Police are seeking a man they said stabbed another man at a Spruce Street residence early Friday morning.
    Investigators are seeking Marlin Jones, 31, Jones Street, Portal, according to Statesboro Police Det. Sgt. James Winskey. Warrants have been issued for Jones’ arrest on aggravated assault charges.
    Around 12:45 a.m. Friday, police responded to the Spruce Street home where a 40-year-old female told them her boyfriend struck her several times in the face during an argument. During the struggle, Jones, a visitor to the home, kicked in a bedroom door and attacked the boyfriend, Darrell Hodges, 50, Pulaski Road, according to reports.
    During the fight between the two men, Jones grabbed a kitchen knife and stabbed Hodges several times, reports said. Winskey said Hodges was not seriously injured.
    Jones fled the scene before police arrived, and Hodges was transported for treatment to the superficial stab wounds, then arrested on battery (family violence) charges, he said. Hodges was taken to the Bulloch County Jail.
    The case was turned over to Statesboro Police Det. Kelphie Lundy, who issued warrants of aggravated assault against Jones, he said.
    Anyone with information regarding Jones’ whereabouts is asked to contact Lundy at the Statesboro Police Dept. at (912) 764-9911 or 764-1542. All calls will remain confidential.
    Holli Deal Bragg may be reached at (912) 489-9414. 
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