Stabbing at Mercy Ministries critically injures Augusta man
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The suspect in this assault is described as “homeless.” When suspects have a residence, is the adjective “housed” typically used to describe them? If not, why use this adjective to describe a suspect who is unhoused?
Thank you for your comment, Ayman. When subjects have a residence, the sheriff’s office usually lists that address in the booking sheet and we refer to them by the city of residence. In this case, the sheriff’s office clearly marked him as “homeless” in the booking sheet, so it is something we passed on to the reader. It also stands to reason that he may have been a customer at Mercy Ministries, since they help a lot of homeless people. Hope that answers your question.
Not sure why his residency would make the crime less heinous…