Crime

LaGrange man charged with aggravated assault after stabbing

Police in LaGrange, Ga. have arrested Billy Steve Batchelor, 44, of LaGrange and have charged him with aggravated assault following a stabbing Saturday.

According to a police report, Batchelor stabbed a 44-year-old LaGrange man during an argument.

Police responded a call about a stabbing at approximately 3:40 p.m.

The incident occurred on Greenville Street.

The victim was flown out of town for treament of a severe laceration to his stomach.

In addition to aggravated assault, Batchelor is charged with possession of a knife during the commission of a crime.

The case remains under investigation.

Larry Gierer: 706-571-8581, @lagierer

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