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Georgia man arrested after homicide, stabbing crime spree 

Hours after a naked Macon County woman walked down a street covered in blood from multiple stab wounds, a 41-year-old man turned himself in Sunday at the jail on assault charges.

Her throat had been cut and she told police Quentin Sanders attacked her on East Walnut Street in Montezuma, the GBI said Thursday in a news release. Montezuma is about 130 miles south of Atlanta

The woman survived her injuries.

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Days later, officials connected Sanders to a month-long violent crime spree that includes three homicides, Sunday’s stabbing, an armed robbery, a shooting on a college campus and a carjacking.

Sanders, of Montezuma, faces two murder charges in Macon County in connection with the deaths of Ruthe Bracknell, 77, and her son Mark Abbott, 53. Family members found their bodies inside their home on Erie Street in Andersonville, the GBI said.

Sanders is also accused in the Jan. 8 shooting of Ida Mae Ford in Bibb County, an armed robbery, a shots-fired incident involving Mercer University students and an armed carjacking.

He is being held in the Macon County jail on charges of murder, kidnapping, armed robbery, four counts of aggravated assault and hijacking a motor vehicle.

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