Crime

Two arrested in stabbing of Lizella man

Two people have been charged with aggravated assault in connection with the Friday night stabbing of a Lizella man, according to the Macon police.

Sara Phillips, 33, and Freddie Upshaw, 38, both of Brookdale Avenue, are being held at the Bibb County jail, according to jail records. Phillips and Upshaw are accused of stabbing 24-year-old Joshua Cherry in the abdomen, cutting his arm and cutting the back of his head, according to a police report released Monday.

A witness told police that a group of people were drinking alcohol and having a bonfire at Phillips’ and Upshaw’s residence Friday night. When the group was preparing to leave Cherry became agitated about a missing ring and started arguing with Phillips and Upshaw, according to the report.

A neighbor called the police, according to the report.

Phillips and Upshaw then started to fight with Cherry, but they ran away when they saw police approaching, according to the report.

Police later apprehended Philips and Upshaw, according to the report. Phillips is being held without bond. Upshaw has a $12,000 bond, according to jail records.

Cherry, of West Point Circle, was taken to The Medical Center of Central Georgia and was released by Monday afternoon, said Sgt. Melanie Hofmann, police spokeswoman.

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