Man Who Allegedly Stabbed 3 Women in Petworth area and 1 in Bloomingdale Arrested

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Props to the Cops!!!

@MurielBowser tweeted the good news around 12:30pm:

“NBC is reporting that MPD has arrested suspect in #Petworth stabbing cases. Stay vigilant.”

NBC reports:

“Saturday, police arrested Garey Jones III and charged him with assault with a dangerous weapon, in this case a knife.”

On Wed. MPD issued an alert:

“Detectives are investigating four recent incidents that appear to be similar in nature. In each incident, a male subject approached a woman while she was alone and stabbed or cut her with an unknown sharp object.”

Update from MPD:

Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department have announced that a suspect has been arrested in connection with a stabbing attack. On Saturday, June 22, 2013, detectives arrested 20-year-old Garey Jones III of Northwest, Washington, DC.

He has been charged with Assault with a Dangerous Weapon (Knife) in connection with a stabbing attack that occurred in the 1100 block of Allison Street NW.

On Wednesday, June 19, 2013, at approximately 12:15 am, an adult female was walking in the 1100 block of Allison Street NW, when a suspect approached her from behind and tackled her to the ground. The suspect produced a sharp object, cut the victim, and fled.

Investigation into the suspect’s involvement in similar offenses is continuing.

The Metropolitan Police Department wishes to thank our partners in the media for publicizing this matter.

3 Comment

  • Kudos to the cops! Excellent work and thank you Councilwoman Bowser. Great news! I hope folks realize that while this person was caught, much more work needs to be done. There have been a number of assaults lately. We should put the same effort and resources towards all assaults – not just those they garner significant press coverage. I hope the arrests continue. We gotta hold criminals accountable. So whatever you did on this cae, keep doing it! Thank You!

  • I think I’ve been living in DC too long. My first reaction is not “thank goodness this guy is off the streets.” It’s “what’s the point because he’ll be back to stabbing people in no time once he gets his pathetic excuse for a sentence.”

  • I think this only shows what can happen if the police “feel the heat.” This got so much media attention, they were actually feeling significant pressure to find the perpetrator. What about all the other assaults and shootings? Why can’t we catch the other criminals? If I hear one more time that “we know where the bad guys are” and are monitoring the situation, I think I’ll puke.

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