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Winder man charged with stabbings

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WINDER - A Winder man arrested and charged with two separate stabbings Tuesday, allegedly using a butcher knife and a screwdriver. The motive for the attacks is not known, and the victims injuries are not life threatening.

Tommy Lamont Davis, 26, of Winder was arrested Tuesday night for a stabbing of a white woman at a North Broad Street residence.

"We believe the suspect utilized more than one weapon in the stabbing," said Sgt. Nathan Deal of the Winder Police Department.

Police linked Davis to a separate early Tuesday morning stabbing in Winder. In that incident, Willie T. Smith, 39, of Winder, was stabbed at 6:44 a.m. at the corner of Capital Avenue and Williamson Street as Smith and two other men walked together on the street, according to Lt. Todd Druse, spokesman for the Winder Police Department. Smith told police he was stabbed with a large butcher knife and suffered wounds to both hands, both shoulders and his right hip.

Smith is expected to recover from his injuries.

The evening attack occurred in an apartment building, inside the victim's apartment. The victim was taken to Barrow Regional Medical Center with several cuts and punctures in her hands and torso.

Davis had been across the hall in another apartment visiting friends, police said. Police located knives, a screwdriver and a fork on the scene.

Medical personnel from the Winder Fire Department helped control Smith's bleeding before a Barrow County Fire and Emergency Services ambulance transported him to Barrow Regional Medical Center.

Smith's injuries were not life threatening, although they did require stitches, according to Druse.