2 Women Stabbed Multiple Times On 4th Avenue; Rodrickous Hodges Charged With Attempted Murder

Wednesday, December 18, 2013
Rodrickous Hodges
Rodrickous Hodges


Two women were stabbed multiple times and 21-year-old Rodrickous Jeroski Hodges has been arrested.

At approximately 11:22 p.m. on Tuesday, Chattanooga Police responded to a disorder between a male and female at 3700 4th Ave. Once officers arrived, they heard screaming coming from the residence.  Officers were able to make contact with Hodges who initially stated that everything was okay. 


Shortly after initial contact with Hodges, two women came out of the residence, both bleeding severely from knife wounds in the chest.  At that time, Hodges fled on foot, but was apprehended after a brief foot chase. 

Hodges was interviewed by detectives and admitted to “losing it” when he went to the home of his girlfriend, Ueronica Watkins, to talk. He told police he remembered holding a kitchen knife in his hand and stabbing his girlfriend multiple times in the chest while they were both in the bathroom.

According to police, Hodges said a friend of Ms. Watkins, Destinee Jackson, came over during this incident. He also admitted to stabbing her in the chest as well.

Both victims were transported to Erlanger Hospital for non-life-threatening injuries. 

Police said that Hodges wrote a confession letter stating that he “wasn’t himself” during these events. He has been charged with two counts of attempted first-degree murder.



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