Jordan Christopher Brown
Photo: DeKalb County Sheriff's Office / Decatur Police Department
Photo: DeKalb County Sheriff's Office / Decatur Police Department

Man arrested after allegedly stabbing grandfather at Decatur mattress store

Police confirmed Monday that the man accused of stabbing a 58-year-old delivery driver outside a Decatur mattress store is in custody.

Jordan Christopher Brown, 29, of Atlanta, was arrested Thursday night, which is six days after he allegedly stabbed and critically hurt grandfather Jeff Gwinn, Channel 2 Action News reported.

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Gwinn had stopped by his workplace in the 2700 block of East College Avenue just before 1:30 a.m. on March 15 to get something out of his truck, Decatur police previously told However, he noticed someone inside.

A struggle took place after Gwinn tore through a sheet of plastic that covered a damaged window to confront the alleged intruder. Brown is accused of punching Gwinn before pulling out a sharp object and thrusting it at him.

This is a family photo of Jeff Gwinn with his granddaughter.
Photo: Channel 2 Action News

Gwinn suffered multiple cuts before getting into his car, attempting to drive away, losing consciousness and hitting another vehicle near Memorial and Columbia drives, police said. He was taken to a nearby hospital in critical condition, but he is now stable and recovering.

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His daughter, Jamila Cleveland, previously told Channel 2 Action News that Gwinn hasn’t been able to return to work because he’s unable to walk. He has stab wounds across his neck, arms and legs, she said.

A surveillance photo of Brown was taken from a camera at the nearby Avondale MARTA station, police said. 

Brown faces an aggravated assault charge, and he remains in the DeKalb County jail without bond, according to jail records.

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