Man Who Allegedly Stabbed 77-Year-Old Woman To Death Had Multiple Prior Arrests

The man accused of stabbing a 77-year-old woman to death outside her home had reportedly been arrested multiple times in recent years for violent crimes.

On Saturday night, Antonio Brown, 23, allegedly attempted to steal the car of 77-year-old Eleanor Bowles. Investigators say Bowles caught Brown in the midst of the attempted car theft, and Brown turned on her and attacked her with a knife.

Bowles died from “multiple lacerations” outside her home in the Buckland neighborhood of Atlanta, Georgia. Brown was arrested on Monday for the crime.

According to jail records reviewed by Channel 2 Action News, Brown “has had at least three prior arrests. In 2019, he was charged with felony shoplifting. Not even a year later, he was arrested a second time for carrying a concealed weapon and drug possession. Six months later, police arrested him and charged him with aggravated assault and simple assault.”

Channel 2 Action News also said that Brown may have been “involved with other incidents, including a robbery at a liquor store.”

Atlanta Mayor Andre Dickens responded to the tragedy during a press conference this week.

“The killing of Ms. Bowles is understandably rocking our community… When something like this happens, the entire village is impacted and the entire village is called to support,” he said. “And regardless of if you live on the northside of town, the southside, the east or the west, regardless of your economic station, APD and this administration will exhaust all of our resources to bring violent criminals to justice and to keep our city streets safe.”

D & B Staff

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