An argument between a couple Friday night in downtown Brunswick left one woman in critical condition with multiple stab wounds and her alleged attacker in jail on assault charges, Capt. Angela Smith said.

Lavenskee Carmain Sneed, 34, remained in the Glynn County Detention Center on Tuesday, charged with felony aggravated assault, according to jail records. He additionally is being held on two counts of felony probation violation.

Meanwhile, Melissa Jowers, 50, was in critical condition Tuesday at Memorial University Medical Center in Savannah.

Police received a 911 call at 8:50 p.m. Friday that a man and woman were fighting in the 200 block of F Street, between Newcastle and Bay streets. Upon arrival, police discovered that Jowers had been stabbed numerous times, according to a report. County fire and rescue paramedics transferred her to Southeast Georgia Health System’s Brunswick hospital.

Bad weather prevented her from being flown by helicopter to Memorial in Savannah, so she was transported there by ambulance.

Sneed allegedly stabbed her numerous times with a knife, then ran away. Shortly afterward, police caught up to Sneed three blocks south of the stabbing in the area of Bay and Mansfield streets, near Brunswick Police headquarters, Smith said.

Neither the alleged attacker or the victim had a listed address, and both likely were homeless, Smith said.

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