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Homeless Man Stabs Victim at Mercy Ministries in Downtown Augusta

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A homeless man has been charged with repeatedly stabbing another man Wednesday afternoon at Mercy Ministries in downtown Augusta.

Remos Antwyn Lovett, 40, is being held without bond for aggravated assault and other unrelated warrants. The victim is in critical condition.

Mercy
2034 broad street, augusta, ga

At lunchtime Wednesday, Lovett allegedly stabbed Corey Moore multiple times in his arm and at least once in his chest with a 2-inch knife, an arrest warrant says.  The incident took place at 12 noon at 2034 Broad Street, which is Mercy Ministries, a non-profit that operates a thrift store at that location.

Moore was rushed to Augusta University Medical Center, where he was listed in critical condition.

The suspect has a long list of minor crimes in recent years including shoplifting, trespassing and disorderly conduct. He has always been given probation, many times with community service included.

A motive for the crime is not clear. A phone call to Mercy Ministries went unanswered Thursday.

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Greg Rickabaugh
Greg Rickabaugh
Greg Rickabaugh is an award-winning crime reporter in the Augusta-Aiken area with experience writing for The Augusta Chronicle, The Augusta Press and serving as publisher of The Jail Report. Rickabaugh is a 1994 graduate of the University of South Carolina and has appeared on several crime documentaries on the Investigation Discovery channel.
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