UPDATE: Police: Man who stabbed, killed woman in Warner Robins is victim's grandson

30-year-old Jared Carter was arrested and charged with felony murder in connection with the homicide/Warner Robins Police Department.


WARNER ROBINS, Ga. -- Warner Robins police confirms that the man arrested for stabbing 81-year-old Valeria Mann to death in Warner Robins on Saturday is the woman's grandson.

Jared Carter, 30, is in Houston Co. Superior Court charged with felony murder and aggravated assault.


WARNER ROBINS, Ga. -- According to Jennifer Parson with the Warner Robins Police Department, at 8:30 p.m. on Saturday Warner Robins Police officers responded to Willow Avenue.

They found 81-year-old Valeria Mann dead with at least one stab wound to the chest area.

Officers arrested 30-year-old Jared Carter in connection with the homicide.

Carter is charged with felony murder and aggravated assault by the Warner Robins Police Department. He made his first appearance in court Sunday and has been placed in Houston Co. Superior Court.

Richard Forbes has lived in the Parkwood neighborhood for 18 years.

He said nothing like this has ever happened there.

"Not like that, no," Forbes said. "We haven't had murders in the neighborhood that I know of."

Michael Leatherwood moved into the area just down the street from Parkwood Elementary School about six months ago for it's good reputation.

"This place is so quiet, you know what I'm saying, a very quiet place," said Leatherwood.

It was in that quiet neighborhood where Mann was stabbed.

"It's actually unbelievable because you don't see that kind of activity around here, you don't see crazy stuff going on around here," Leatherwood said.

Forbes said Mann was new to the tight-knit neighborhood. He said they take security seriously.

"Neighborhood watch has been in effect right around five years," said Forbes.

Leatherwood is shocked that somebody could stab an 81-year-old woman.

"It's hard to imagine what some people can do to other people," said Leatherwood.

This incident is still under investigation by Detective Peck. Anyone with additional information should contact Det. Peck at 478-302-5380 or Macon Regional Crimestoppers at 1-877-68CRIME.

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