A man stabbed another early Thursday morning at Campus Crossings Apartments during a fight over a woman, police said.
Christopher Ian Belgrave, 21, of Fayetteville, Ga., is charged with aggravated assault after stabbing Oscar Alexander Polanco during a dispute at the Lanier Drive apartment complex, Statesboro Public Safety Director Wendell Turner said.
Statesboro police were called to East Georgia Regional Medical Center at 2:22 a.m. Thursday and spoke with Polanco, who “stated that he was involved in an altercation at the Campus Crossing Apartment Complex and was stabbed by Christopher Ian Belgrave,” Turner said.
Polanco suffered stab wounds to the “left side mid-chest and lower back,” Turner said. Polanco’s injuries were serious enough that he was transferred to Memorial University Medical Center in Savannah for treatment.
“Belgrave was found near the scene of the incident and was taken into custody. Further investigation into the incident resulted in the arrest of Belgrave and his being charged with aggravated assault and possession of a knife during the commission of a crime,” Turner said.
Belgrave was taken to the Bulloch County Jail, pending further court action.
Anyone with information concerning this incident is asked to contact the Statesboro Police Department at (912) 764-9911. Detective Sgt. James Winskey is leading the investigation.
Holli Deal Bragg may be reached at (912) 489-9414.