Police late Tuesday arrested a man in connection with a fatal knife attack in South Omaha.
Jade M. Owens, 51, was booked on suspicion of second-degree murder in the death of Anthony Baker.
Owens also was booked on allegations of felony assault in a separate stabbing incident and two counts of use of a weapon in the commission of a felony.
Court records show that Owens is a convicted sex offender. He also has served two prison stints with the Nebraska Department of Corrections, both times for burglary and other offenses.
Baker, 20, was found on the ground in front of 4825 S. 22nd St. after police were called to the area about 11 p.m. Monday. His death later at Creighton University Medical Center made him the city's seventh homicide victim of the year.
Owens was involved in a second stabbing that occurred a few blocks away about 4:45 a.m. Tuesday. The second stabbing has not been linked directly by police to the fatal attack.
Jerome Green, 23, told officers he was attacked as he walked on 24th Street between L and Q Streets.
He reported being approached by four men, one of whom displayed a knife and stabbed him. The men ran away, the victim said.
Green was taken to the Nebraska Medical Center with injuries that weren't life-threatening, police said.
Authorities asked anyone with information on the stabbings to contact police at 402-444-5652, or Crime Stoppers at 444-STOP (7867), omahacrimestoppers.net, or text “OPD” to 274637 (Crimes).
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