One arrest connected to Sunday knife assault

Shinar Edwards

Shinar Edwards

ALBANY, Ga. -- After arresting a woman for hindering an investigation, officers want to talk to her son about a Sunday knife assault, an Albany Police Department report states.


Leola Butler

Bobby Thomas, 59, suffered a knife wound to his head and sought treatment at Phoebe North after 2 a.m. Sunday. He didn’t provide information regarding the knife attack before he was discharged from the hospital.

Leola Butler, 55, was charged with giving a false written statement and hindering the apprehension of a criminal after officers interviewed her. She remained in jail Tuesday in lieu of $5,000 bond, the Dougherty County Jail automated information system reported.

Butler’s son, 23-year-old Shinar Edwards, is wanted for aggravated assault and possession of a knife in commission of a crime, said Phyllis Banks, police spokeswoman.

He is described as 5 feet 8 and weighing about 151 pounds.

Anyone with additional information should call investigations at (229)

431-3288 or Crime Stoppers at (229) 436-TIPS (8477). The Spanish language APD-COP Tip Line

is (229) 434-2677.

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