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.
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.