SAVANNAH, GA (January 14, 2012): A 24-year-old Bloomingdale man has been transferred from a hospital to jail after stabbing and cutting another man who intervened in a confrontation he was having with a woman in Downtown Savannah this morning.

 

Justin Roger Johns of a John Carter Road address was charged with aggravated assault after he was found bleeding from his own cut wound on River Street.

 

Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police officers from the Downtown Precinct called in officers from other precincts to help control crowds in City Market after finding Christopher Michael Landry, 27, of Osprey Point Circle in Pooler bleeding in the street just after 1 a.m. Reports of Johns needing medical help on River Street came in moments later.

 

Each man was transported to Memorial University Medical Center. Landry underwent emergency surgery for serious wounds that were not considered life-threatening. Johns was kept under police guard until he was released and transferred to the Chatham County Detention Center.

 

SCMPD Violent Crimes detectives said a fight began between the two men when Landry intervened between Johns and his girlfriend and Landry received multiple stab and cut injuries. The investigation is continuing.

 

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