Crime

Macon man accused of stabbing arrested

A 52-year-old Macon man has been charged with aggravated assault in connection with a Thursday stabbing, according to Macon police.

Gerald Duncan Sr., of Henrietta Street, is accused of stabbing 50-year-old Anthony Fitzpatrick in the back at 886 Elm St. at about 9:20 p.m., according to a police news release.

Fitzpatrick is listed in stable condition at The Medical Center of Central Georgia, according to the release.

Police say the stabbing occurred during an argument about a female.

Fitzpatrick told officers he ran away after the stabbing and Duncan left, pushing his grocery buggy toward Henrietta Street, according to a police report.

Duncan told police Fitzpatrick pulled a knife on him first and he acted in self-defense. Officers recovered a rusty butcher’s knife, according to the report.

Officers say Fitzpatrick and Duncan were under the influence of alcohol at the time of the stabbing, according to the report.

Duncan is being held at the Bibb County jail on $27,600 bond, according to jail records.

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