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Around 2:15 p.m. Tuesday, the Roswell Police Department and Emergency Medical Services were dispatched to the 1500 block of Pontiac Drive in Roswell in reference to a reported stabbing involving a meat cleaver.

According to the RPD’s public information officer, Todd Wildermuth, the incident began with an argument between a man and woman.

“Then, a couple members of the woman’s family allegedly attacked the man with a meat cleaver and golf club,” Wildermuth said. “The man suffered a stab or cut wound on his arm and was transported to a hospital.”

The victim’s grandmother, Pepa Robinson-Rashad, said her grandson, 26-year-old Iverson Smith, had also sustained injuries to his back.

Smith was sent by ambulance to a local hospital for treatment. Alejandro Gonzales, seen sitting on the ground with RPD officers above him, was placed in handcuffs during the the investigation.

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Police said the victim is expected to be OK, and according to initial records with the RPD, there have been no indications of any arrests following the incident.

Robinson-Rashad added Tuesday evening that the victim is OK, and is now at his home.

(Smith) has a daughter with (Gonzales’) daughter, and another baby on the way,” she explained. “I hope they work it out for the children sake.”

Multimedia-Crime reporter Trevier Gonzalez can be reached at 575-622-7710, ext. 301, or at

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