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Robbery, stabbing among weekend incidents

ALBANY -- While the investigation of an armed robbery continues, arrests were made in two other incidents over the weekend.

The Albany Police Department responded to the 200 block of Sunset Lane in reference to a fight at about 6 p.m. Saturday. Nearby, a black male was found wearing a gray tank top and khaki pants who was reported to have had a gun.

The man said that he was breaking up a fight in his sister's yard and claimed he did not have a gun. A witness at the scene said the man, identified as Tommie Manning, had pulled out a pistol and shotgun -- and then pointed the pistol in the air and fired a single shot.

The witness then said, according to a police report narrative, that he put the pistol in the passenger side of his car and the shotgun in his trunk.

A shotgun was found in the trunk, which Manning said belonged to his stepfather. The stepfather reportedly said it was not his shotgun, and a computer check that followed showed no information on the weapon.

Manning was arrested for discharging a firearm within city limits.

An armed robbery also took place at about 5 a.m. Sunday.

In that case, officers responded to 713 W. Oglethorpe Blvd. in reference to an armed robbery. The victim, Amanda Dykes, 30, told police that a black male approached her while she walking near the intersection of West Highland Avenue and South Van Buren Street.

He then offered her a ride and she accepted. The suspect drove her to 807 Byron Road and reportedly robbed her at gunpoint. An undisclosed amount of money was taken.

Afterwards, Dykes was able to get away. This case remains under investigation.

Almost 24 hours earlier, just before 5:30 a.m. Saturday, there was a domestic incident involving a stabbing.

In that case, a 26-year old male and his 19-year old fiancee got into a physical altercation. He struck her repeatedly in the head and face before she picked up a knife and cut him in the face and hand.

The 19-year-old, Alice Winslow, was arrested and charged with aggravated assault.