Suspect Arrested in Holiday Inn Stabbing

A suspect has been taken into custody in the stabbing of a Holiday Inn desk clerk. Yesterday afternoon, Savannah-Chatham police arrested 18-year-old Gary Gibbons. This is a picture of Gibbons taken by surveillance camera.

Investigators now say Gibbons robbed the Holiday Inn Midtown about 4am yesterday morning and stabbed the night clerk, 53-year-old Jean Solomon, several times. The knife was left in her back.

She was rushed to Memorial Health and is listed in critical condition this morning.

Police have charged Gibbons with armed robbery and aggravated battery. He is currently in the Chatham County jail.

Reported by: Michelle Paynter,