BPS searching for alleged stabber

Published 5:01 pm Friday, January 26, 2018

Thursday night, Bainbridge Public Safety officer Charles Strickland responded to a call on the 500 block of Chason Street in reference to a stabbing.

When Strickland arrived, he made contact with the neighbors, Paula and Paul Gordon, who stated they were at their residence when they heard loud noises and the sound of glass breaking. After the noises, they confirmed they saw a black male walking out of the residence with a telephone and a black female walking away claiming she had to get out of here.

Strickland approached the home the stabbing had occurred at and found Akeem Miller laying on the back steps of the residence. Miller’s shirt was soaked in blood and he was having trouble speaking and staying conscious. Strickland helped Miller until the Decatur Emergency Medical services arrived and could process him. He was then put in an ambulance and transported to Bainbridge Memorial Hospital.

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Once Strickland confirmed Miller was safe, he entered the residence and found the bedroom scattered with furniture.

In addition, he observed blood on a shoebox and blood spattered on the wall and on the floor of the bedroom.

As he approached the kitchen, Strickland found a knife in the sink wrapped in a rag; he advised all officers not to touch anything and contacted Investigator Chris Avery.

Investigator Avery then arrived on scene and began to process the investigation. He was unable to locate any further witnesses, but was able to get Miller to admit that Journee Bell stabbed him.

Bainbridge Public Safety announced Bell was a wanted person early Friday morning, but at approximately 3:15 p.m. later that afternoon she turned herself in at BPS headquarters.