APD responds to alcohol, drug-related aggravated assaults

ALBANY, Ga. -- Warrants have been taken out in connection to at least one aggravated assault that took place Tuesday afternoon, officials with the Albany Police Department say.

Among the aggravated assaults reported Tuesday occurred at 800 W. Gordon Ave. at 1:08 p.m., which police officials are saying involved alcohol.

Officers responded to the scene in reference to someone sustaining a laceration. Upon their arrival, they made contact with the victim -- who stated that his cousin took out a box cutter and cut him on his upper left thigh.

The victim stated that they had been drinking prior to his cousin cutting him.

The victim went to Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital where he was treated and released. His injuries are not life threatening, said Phyllis Banks, spokeswoman with the APD.

Warrants were taken out Wednesday afternoon against Jimmy Lee Johnson, 62, for aggravated assault in connection to the incident.

Another aggravated assault, reported to have taken place on the 2500 block of Cherokee Drive sometime between 12:45 p.m.-1:13 p.m. on Tuesday, was drug-related, APD officials say.

Officers responded to Phoebe East Convenient Care on Sylvester Road in reference to a person who had been stabbed. They made contact with the victim upon their arrival, who stated that he was smoking drugs with the suspect and that the suspect became upset over the bad quality of the drugs -- saying he said they were giving him a bad high -- so the suspect stabbed the victim three times in the back area.

The stab wounds were minor and non-life threatening. The victim was treated and released, police say.

The suspect is not in custody. There was no additional information regarding the suspect on Wednesday afternoon.