Police arrest man accused of stabbing, killing teen and another man

Man accused of stabbing two people, including teen, in DeKalb County

DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. — UPDATE: Royce Stewart was booked into jail and Channel 2 Action News obtained his mugshot just before 1 a.m. Tuesday.

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Royce Stewart mugshot 

A man accused of stabbing two people is now in jail. Police said he killed a man and a 14-year-old girl.

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Police found the suspect, Royce Stewart, 36, after a manhunt in DeKalb County.

Channel 2's Matt Johnson broke the news of the arrest on his Twitter account.

There was a lot of relief in the area after Stewart was caught Monday. He turned out to be at his last known address.

Rae Young was rattled by the manhunt in her backyard.

“The dogs picked up scent, they went all under our houses, they did a thorough check of the area,” Young said.

Young lives next door to where authorities said they found the car Stewart stole after killing two people Sunday.

Police found the abandoned car parked at a house on Glen Raven Court just hours before authorities found Stewart.


He's accused of stabbing his 14-year-old relative, Shykia Ward, and a man at the Trinity Walk apartments.

“No child deserves to die at 14, no child,” said neighbor Starandia Johnson.

Stewart already served five years in prison after pleading guilty to involuntary manslaughter in 2004.

Decatur police haven't provided a motive for why the stabbings happened.