Naked Walnut Hills stabbing suspect indicted
WALNUT HILLS (FOX19) - Hamilton County Prosecutor Joe Deters indicted the man accused of running naked through Walnut Hills and stabbing a woman.
Algeria K. Washington, 27, is facing two counts of felonious assault and one count of criminal damaging, according to Deters. If convicted of all charges, he faces the possibility of eight years in prison.
At least four people called 911 around 1:45 p.m. on Oct. 12 and reported a naked suspect near the area of Oak and Stanton streets, according to police records.
Officials said Washington attacked a woman then continued walking the streets with a bloody knife. He also went after several vehicles with passengers inside, according to emergency dispatchers.
"We couldn't protect her. We couldn't save her, but we know God saved her," said Tamika Warren-Loveless, the victim's daughter.
Marie Warren's oldest daughter, Tamika Warren-Loveless, said when she first heard the news, she thought it was a joke, but she and her family quickly realized that wasn't the case...
"To see my mother lying there in blood and deep wounds, scared, screaming, it kind of hit home for me. It hurts," Warren-Loveless said.
Jason Minor, who witnessed the chaotic event, said the woman suffered wounds to her hands and face. Her current condition is unknown.
"He was belligerent. He was foaming at the mouth and going crazy," described Minor.
Police caught up to the naked suspect near a fast-food restaurant at Taft and Gilbert Avenue. An employee caught part of the incident on video as Washington was apprehended by police.
"She's a nice elderly lady. She don't do nothing to nobody. She go to church. She's a good, God-fearing woman. Stuff like that ain't supposed to happen. Supposed to keep people like that off the streets," said Minor of the stabbing victim.
Officials say Washington is a fugitive from New York who was on parole for attempted murder in the second degree.
Cincinnati Police previously provided another name as the suspect in the case. This story reflect CPD's updated suspect identification.
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