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Man found with serious stab wound after crashing car into pole; suspect charged

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Officers responding to a call of a crash with injuries, found a man suffering from a serious stab wound early Thursday morning in Bibb County. And they have arrested the man they believe is responsible for the crime.

The call came in just before 1 a.m. about a vehicle accident with injuries on Grady Street near Houston Avenue, according to the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office. When deputies arrived, they found 46-year-old Freddie Lee Travis, of Macon, inside the wrecked vehicle with a stab wound to the chest, the sheriff’s spokesman Lt. Randy Gonzalez said.

Travis was driving a 2005 Red Nissan Altima, which struck a utility pole, Gonzalez said. He was transported from the scene to a local hospital where he was listed in stable condition, Gonzalez said.

During the investigation, detectives determined that the stabbing happened in the 4200 block of Houston Avenue, he said. Investigators said Travis and 52-year-old Eddie Eugene Slatton, of Macon, had gotten into an altercation outside of the Houston Avenue home where Slatton lives. It’s unclear what the fight was about or how well the two know each other.

At some point, Slatton allegedly stabbed Travis who apparently drove away from the location, officials said. Detectives have not released any details on the type of weapon used and it was unclear if anyone else witnessed the altercation between the two.

Slatton was transported to the Bibb County Sheriff’s Criminal Investigative Division for questioning and later charged with aggravated assault, Gonzalez said. Slatton was transported to the Bibb County Law Enforcement Center remained hours later. So far, no bond has been set, according to booking records.

Anyone with information in reference to this incident is urged to contact the Bibb Sheriff’s Office and leave a message for the on-call investigator at (478) 751 -7500 or call the Macon Regional Crime Stoppers at (877) 682-7463.