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Valdosta man stabbed in the back

Mitchell was found lying in the middle of the street in the 300 block of Lee Street Lane Mitchell was found lying in the middle of the street in the 300 block of Lee Street Lane
Aaron Kirk Aaron Kirk
VALDOSTA, GA (WALB) -

Valdosta Police are trying to find out who stabbed 48 year-old Valdosta resident Leon Mitchell in the back numerous times.

They went to the 300 block of Lee Street Lane about 5:30AM Thursday, after a driver in the area called 911 after seeing a man lying in the middle of the street.

"Police Department got a call, passerby had located Mr. Leon Mitchell. He was laying in the middle of the 300 block of Lee Street Lane," explained Valdosta Police Lieutenant Aaron Kirk. "He had multiple stab wounds to his back. Officers arrived on scene, EMS was called, they gave first aid and he was transported to South Georgia Medical Center." 

Mitchell underwent surgery at South Georgia Medical Center. He remains at the hospital in serious condition.

So far, there is no indication of who may have stabbed Mitchell or what may have led to the stabbing.

The Valdosta Police Department issued this release-

On March 13, 2014 at approximately 5:20 am, the Valdosta Police Department responded to the 300 block of Lee Street Lane in reference to a person who had been stabbed multiple times.

Officers arrived and located Leon Mitchell who had multiple stab wounds to his back. Mitchell was transported by EMS to the SGMC ER.

Detectives from the Valdosta Police Department and a Crime Scene Technician from the Valdosta-Lowndes Regional Crime Laboratory responded to investigate the incident. Mitchell underwent surgery and is listed in serious condition.

Detectives continue to investigate and follow up on leads. Anyone having any further information regarding this crime or any other crime is urged to contact the Valdosta Police Department at 229-293-3145, or can remain anonymous at 229-293-3091.

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