HINESVILLE, Ga. (WSAV) — An elderly Hinesville man was stabbed several times Friday afternoon when he encountered a man in his garage shortly after 3 p.m.

According to Hinesville Police Department (HPD) Assistant Chief, Tracey Howard, homeowner Oscar Thomas, 74, was stabbed after he found a man inside his garage on the 300 block of Thomas St. Howard said the men got into a physical altercation and the homeowner was stabbed several times in the chest.

HPD found a man, later identified as 38-year-old Gregory Hood, several houses from where the stabbing occurred and detained him.

Mug shot of Gregory Hood provided by the Wayne County jail.

The homeowner was flown to Memorial Health University Medical Center in Savannah by a medical helicopter. There is no update on the man’s condition.

Hood was charged with aggravated assault, possessing a knife in the commission of a felony, and elder abuse. He went before a magistrate Saturday morning and was denied bond.

The incident remains under investigation.

This is a developing story and will be updated as more information is reported.