Joseph Jacobs, 35 of Hiram, was arrested in Rome this week after he allegedly attempted to stab a 33 year-old man to death at the Fairbridge Inn and Suites.

Two witnesses told police that Jacobs and the victim got into a verbal altercation inside the motel room when Jacobs removed a large knife from a bookbag and repeatedly stabbed him.

The victim was transported to a local hospital with serious injury.

Jacobs is charged with aggravated assault and possession of a knife during the commission of a crime.