The Roswell Police Department obtained a warrant, Thursday, with additional charges for Elias Singleton, 34, who had previously been charged with attempted second-degree murder. Singleton was a person of interest in an aggravated assault case. Singleton is now charged with aggravated burglary, aggravated battery with a deadly weapon and tampering with evidence as a result of police investigations.
Singleton was detained by Lubbock Police Department Officers on Tuesday, after he attempted to flee a Lubbock hospital where he was being treated for injuries sustained during the aggravated battery. The stabbing occurred on the 300 block of Birch Avenue at approximately 9:30 p.m., Monday. The 25-year-old victim was stabbed multiple times with a knife.
Both victim and assailant were injured during the fight and taken to a local hospital. Singleton was later flown to Lubbock, Texas, for further medical treatment.
Before the stabbing incident, detectives secured an arrest warrant for Singleton after he attempted to kill a 47-year-old male with a pair of hedge clippers Sunday. According to the affidavit of criminal complaint, the victim told officers that Singleton tried to cut his head off. Singleton was then charged with attempted murder, possession of methamphetamine, and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Bond for the initial incident was $100,000 cash or surety. For the aggravated battery and aggravated burglary, bond is set at $250,000.