Woman charged with stabbing man

March 9, 2014 

A woman Columbus police say stabbed a man in the chest Saturday night has been arrested and charged with aggravated assault.

According to the Muscogee County Jail, Taketa Rambo was also charged with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, possession of a firearm or knife during the commission of a crime, and possession, manufacture, or distribution of controlled substance.

According to the police report, the incident happened around 7:50 p.m. in an apartment on Cusseta Road.

Repsonding officers found the victim had been stabbed and taken to Midtown Medical Center.

He was listed in good condition.

Besides a stab wound to the left side of the chest, the victim also suffered a laceration to his right arm.

Carjacking victim tells police thieves shot at him

A Columbus man told police he found someone driving his stolen car and when he began to chase it, the men riding in it began to shoot at him.

According to the police report, the incident took place Saturday around 9:45 p.m.

A police officer went to the area of Head Street and Calvin Avenue where he had been told the shooting took place and found two shell casings.

The car owner said Sunday he had been carjacked Friday near a gas station at North Lumpkin Road and 30th Avenue.

He said that on Saturday he received a telephone call from someone who saw his 2013 Dodge Dart sedan.

He said his car has an unusual blue color and several distinguishing marks.

He drove to the area and saw the car on the road. He and a woman began to pursue it and were fired upon. He said he stopped the 1998 Honda Accord he was driving when the shooting began.

He said there appeared to be three or four men in the car.

"They hit my radiator," he said.

The damage is estimated at more than $500.

The case is under investigation.

Anyone with information should contact Columbus police.

-- Larry Gierer

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