Stabbing Off Troup Street Leads to Multiple Child Cruelty Charges

By: Valdosta Police Department Release
By: Valdosta Police Department Release

Offender: Johnny Redding, African American male, 42 years of age, Valdosta resident

Victim: Justin Mapps, African American male, 31 years of age, Valdosta resident

Valdosta, Georgia - September 15, 2011 -

On September 14, 2011 at approximately 2008 hours, the Valdosta Police Department responded to 1715 N. Troup Street in reference to someone being stabbed. Officers arrived and made contact with Justin Mapps who stated that he had let and known male, Johnny Redding into his home, and that Redding later stabbed him several times and told him to give him his money. Mapps was able to fight off the attack and Redding fled on foot. Mapps did not believe that anything was stolen from the home and he was transported to the SGMC ER for treatment of his injuries, which do not appear to be life threatening. A short time later, Redding turned himself in and was taken to the Lowndes County Jail. Redding is being charged with Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon and multiple counts of Cruelty Toward Children, due to the fact that there were children present during the incident. There is a possibility that Redding will face additional charges and the incident is still under investigation.

Anyone having any further information regarding this crime or any other crime is urged to contact the Valdosta Police Department at 229-293-3145 or can remain anonymous at 229-293-3091.


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  • by mike Location: tally on Sep 15, 2011 at 02:22 PM
    typical pm
  • by Anony Mouse Location: Tallahassee, Florida on Sep 15, 2011 at 11:26 AM
    This hood just needed somewhere to stay for the next twenty years. Anyone have knowledge of the ages of these children?
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      by Anonymous on Sep 15, 2011 at 12:28 PM in reply to Anony Mouse
      If you are going to talk about the hood, know that it's a place and a thug is the name for the person.
      • reply
        by Anony Mouse on Sep 15, 2011 at 06:30 PM in reply to
        The "hood" is a contraction of the proper pronoun "hoodlum."
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