Lumberton store manager stabbed, suspect in custody

Published: Mar. 19, 2014 at 7:59 PM CDT
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LUMBERTON, MS (WDAM) - A stabbing on Wednesday in Lumberton sent a store manager to a local hospital where the manager is now in critical condition.

Authorities said at around 10 a.m. Lamont Williams, 29, of Lumberton walked into Keith's Superstore on Highway 11 near downtown Lumberton and walked behind the counter and stabbed the manager five or six times. The stab wounds were to the neck, chest, and arm. Authorities said Williams is a former disgruntled employee who had apparently had problems with the manager in the past.

A witness with a concealed weapons permit who was in the store at the time of the stabbing chased down Williams and held him at gunpoint until police arrived. Williams is charged with aggravated assault and is being held in the Lamar County Jail.

The unidentified store manager was taken Forrest General Hospital.

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