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Man charged with stabbing, robbing taxi driver in Gainesville
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Javier Torres-Toledo

A Gainesville man has been charged with stabbing and robbing a taxi driver over the weekend.

Gainesville Police said Javier Torres-Toledo, 34, had Jaime Marceleno Morales pick him up on Park Hill Drive in Gainesville and drive him to a handful of locations before attacking Morales and stealing the victim’s wallet, keys and phone on West Ridge Road around midnight Friday, March 2.

Morales was taken to Northeast Georgia Medical Center with serious lacerations to his face and hands.

Authorities identified Torres-Toledo as the suspect and arrested him Saturday night, March 3.

He is charged with armed robbery and additional charges are pending, according to Gainesville Police Sgt. Kevin Holbrook, and the case is still being investigated.

Torres-Toledo remains in the Hall County Jail.

Compiled by Clark Leonard

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