A 53-year-old man was arrested late Tuesday in connection with the death of Antonio Giddens, a 39-year-old Columbus man who officials said was stabbed at least 10 times early Saturday with either an ice pick or a similar weapon during a dispute in East Wynnton.
Curtis Porter Jr. was apprehended on a murder warrant at 11:45 p.m. Tuesday at the Columbus Public Saftey Center. He is being held without bond in the Muscogee County Jail until his preliminary hearing, which is 9 a.m. Friday in Columbus Recorder’s Court.
Authorities said they were called to 2330 Schaul St. around 2:46 a.m. Saturday to check on a disturbance. At the scene, officers found Giddens injured.
He was transported to Columbus Midtown Medical Center, where he was pronouced dead at 5:10 a.m. in the emergency room, said Muscogee County Coroner Buddy Bryan.
He said Giddens had been stabbed with an ice pick or similar weapon. The victim had at least four to six stab wounds in the chest, two in his left side and two in the back, the coroner confirmed.