An arrest warrant has been issued for a 79-year-old homeless man in connection with a Sunday afternoon stabbing on the Chattahoochee River.

Gordon Police Chief Jim Mock has obtained an arrest warrant for Lawrence Eugene Jones.

“Mr. Jones was last seen in Georgia,” Mock said. “He has been seen in Donalsonville, Georgia and Bainbridge, Georgia.”

Jones has a long gray beard and long gray hair, and is driving a 1989 gold Lincoln Continental with an Alabama license plate. The vehicle has a broken back windshield, and a bicycle strapped to the back. Several stickers are also visible on the vehicle.

Jones is being charged with second-degree assault with a deadly weapon and fourth-degree theft of property.

Mock previously told the Dothan Eagle the suspect denied having the phone in his possession, the victim saw his wife’s cell phone in the front seat of the alleged suspect’s car,” Mock said. “Once the suspect denied having the phone, a verbal altercation began.”

Mock said the alleged suspect then jumped out of his vehicle and attempted to stab the victim’s teenage son.

“The father jumped between his son and the suspect,” Mock said. “The verbal altercation continued and the suspect then stabbed the victim in the abdomen area.”

The victim was transported to a local hospital, where he underwent surgery early Monday morning to stop the bleeding. He is expected to make a full recovery.

Anyone with any information regarding the whereabouts of Jones is asked to call Mock at 334-796-0936 or their local law enforcement agency.

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