An Alexandria man was charged with two counts of attempted second-degree murder and carjacking Saturday night in connection with stabbings that occurred Saturday morning, according to the Alexandria Police Department.
Taurean Jackson, 24, 2221 Overton St., Alexandria, was booked into the Rapides Parish Jail Saturday night.
According to the police report, the following allegedly occurred:
Police responded to a call at the Emergency Room at Christus St. Frances Cabrini Hospital about 6:30 a.m. Saturday. They talked to two women, who provided information about the stabbings of two Herleasia Johnson, 29, 2314 Webster St., and Sandy Bullions, 31, Wonderwood Apt. B.
The witnesses told officers they had been at the Eagles Nest, 2301 Rapides Ave., with the victims when they met a man they knew only as “Cornelius,” who asked the victims for a ride to his home on Harris Street.
Jackson got into the vehicle, driven by Johnson. Bullions was sitting in the passenger seat, while Jackson rode in the back seat of the vehicle.
The witnesses told police they followed the vehicle. When the victims’ vehicle reached the 3200 block of Wise Street traveling westward, it stopped. Both victims ran to the second vehicle claiming they had been stabbed.
Jackson allegedly took the victim’s vehicle and drove west on Wise Street. When the vehicle reached the 3200 block of Wise Street, it crashed into a chain link fence. Jackson fled in an unknown direction.
Officers tried to talk to Johnson, who had been stabbed in the right side of her neck, but she was unable to provide any information. Bullions was unconscious and couldn’t provide any information. She was also stabbed in her neck.