White is wanted for the June 9 murder of Terry Lincoln Bell. Arrest warrants for White have been issued for malice murder and felony murder in the stabbing death of Bell.
Officers with the Griffin Police Department responded to 406 North 17th St., about 6:01 a.m., Saturday, June 9, to a report of a stabbing. Upon arrival, officers located Bell, 29, on a bed with a stab wound to the left side of his neck.
According to police, Bell was receiving assistance from one of the persons located in the house. Sgt. Gene Mathews also assisted by performing first aid until Spalding Regional EMS arrived.
Bell was transported to Spalding Regional Medical Center by EMS but was pronounced deceased by an attending physician at the hospital.
Witnesses reportedly told police Bell was stabbed by White after White busted into the victim’s bedroom. According to the incident report, the victim’s girlfriend said they were lying in the bed with the door closed, when White busted into the bedroom, jumped on top of Bell and started stabbing him in the neck.
According to the incident report, another witness reportedly told police White had left the house to go to the store, returned and told her “y’all can’t play me,” then busted in the bedroom and stabbed Bell.
Griffin Police spokesman Capt. Dwayne Jones said police think “it might be domestic,” Jones said and “drugs and alcohol may be contributing factors.”
White then fled the scene in a vehicle that was later recovered in Clayton County by Sgt. David Bowen and Cpl. Bryan Jones.
“The investigation lead us Mundy’s Mill Road in Clayton County where the silver 2002 Chevrolet Monte Carlo was located,” said Jones.
The vehicle, which according to the incident report belongs to another resident at the house is being processed by Griffin Police Department’s Crime Scene Investigators,
Investigators also located the possible murder weapon at the scene. Jones said that the the knife involved was a pocket knife that was located in bedroom near the victim.
“This was a senseless act of violence,” said Griffin Police Cpl. Todd Harris, lead investigator in the case.
Harris is asking the community to assist in the apprehension of White.
White is on the run and has an extensive criminal history, police said. He should be considered armed and dangerous.
“We don’t recommend you try and approach him," Jones said. "Call 911 or the Griffin Police if you spot him or know where he is.” Jones added that callers can remain anonymous.
White, 28, is described as a black male, 6 feet, 1 inch and 185 pounds. His last known address is 331 West Central Ave., and he is also known to reside at 107 Quincy Ave., both in Griffin.
White’s last location is believed to be in the Clayton County area. Any contact with White should be reported to law enforcement officers.