CPD Makes Arrest in Stabbing Investigation

Carrollton, GA (October 25, 2022) – On Monday, October 24, 2022, CPD investigators arrested Dexter Jarod Cox, age 27, of Lineville, AL, on one count of aggravated assault and one count of aggravated battery related to a stabbing on Royal Crown Court at the Crown Inn.

Shortly after midnight, on October 24, 2022, the Carrollton Police Department was called to Tanner Medical Center in reference to a patient who had been stabbed.  Upon arrival, officers encountered a friend of the victim along with a vehicle with a significant amount of blood.  The friend was able to identify the offender, Dexter Cox, and this was confirmed with video footage obtained from the Crown Inn.  Although Cox was no longer on the scene, detectives were able to later identify his location and take him into custody without incident.

The victim remains hospitalized at Tanner Medical Center.

This is an active and ongoing investigation.  Anyone with additional information is encouraged to contact Carrollton Police Department by calling 770-834-4451 or by leaving a tip via our website at carrolltonpd.com.  All tipsters may remain anonymous.

Media Contact: 

Sgt. Meredith Browning, Public Affairs – 770-834-4451 /mbrowning@carrollton-ga.gov