UPDATE: One suspect arrested in Fairmont Avenue stabbing

MACON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – The U.S. Marshal’s Southeast Regional Fugitive Task Force arrested 26-year-old Phillip Lance Rozier, Jr. just before noon Wednesday.

The gold 2004 Pontiac Grand Am was also recovered.

He’s charged with one count of hijacking a motor vehicle, one count of aggravated assault, and one count of aggravated sodomy because of what occurred on March 5 at 3809 Fairmont Avenue.

He is also charged with one count of violation of probation.

Rozier was taken to the Bibb County Law Enforcement Complex after being questioned.

His bond has not been set.

MACON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – Bibb County Sheriff’s deputies are searching for two men who allegedly stabbed and fractured a man’s skull.

We’re told the incident happened Thursday afternoon around 3:30 behind an abandoned house located at 3809 Fairmont Avenue in Macon.

The victim was stabbed in the neck and his skull was fractured after a gun was fired beside his head.

The victim “ran from the scene to a nearby store at the corner of Fairmont Avenue and Napier Avenue, which is approximately one block away,” explained Lt. Randy Gonzalez.

Deputies found the victim bleeding at the Sprint Food convenience store.  He was taken to the hospital.  The victim is in stable condition at Medical Center, Navicent Health.

The aggravated assault suspects have been identified as 32-year-old Jarvis Tillman and 26-year-old Phillip Rozier.

According to investigators, the victim knew his attackers.  Tillman has been named as the gunman and is accused of stabbing the victim.

“They were having some conversation at some point in time during the conversation an argument broke out,” added Gonzalez.

Tillman and Rozier drove off in the victim’s car after the attack.  Deputies are searching for a 2004 Gold Pontiac Grand-Am SE with a “KEGs Limited Auto Sales” logo on it.

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Tillman, Rozier, or the car is urged to call the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office at 478-751-7500.  You can also make an anonymous tip with Macon Regional Crimestoppers at 1-877-68CRIME.

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