A man has been released from the hospital after he was stabbed in the head Wednesday night, according to Jefferson police.
Around 8:30 p.m., police responded to a Lawrenceville Street address, where a dispute took place.
At some point, police said 25-year-old Jeffrey Conner, Jefferson, stabbed another man in the head with a butcher knife, which didn’t fully enter the victim’s skull. The victim was taken to Athens Regional Medical Center, where he was treated and released.
Conner fled the scene on foot and a Jefferson officer found him near a pair of railroad tracks. The officer said he yelled at Conner to lay on the ground, while the officer pointed his gun at the suspect. Conner laid down on the ground and he was handcuffed by police.
When questioned about the stabbing, Conner said, “that son of a (expletive) started saying that I was the messiah, so I stabbed him,” according to an incident report.
And when further questioned about the location of the weapon, Conner told police he “broke it off in that mother (expletive)’s face.”
Conner was arrested and charged with aggravated assault and battery, according to police.