Juvenile Arrested for Attempted Murder

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Towns County Hatchet

Hiawassee, GA – Towns County Sheriff’s Investigators arrested a 16-year-old male juvenile on September 20th, charging him with one count of Criminal Attempt to Commit Murder, one count of Aggravated Assault, and one count of Aggravated Battery.

The charges came after deputies responded to an assault call at a residence on Cassie Lane in Hiawassee. When deputies and EMS arrived on scene, a 48-year-old male was discovered at the home severely injured. The victim was airlifted from the scene to Northeast Georgia Medical Center, where he was admitted to the hospital. A lookout was issued for a juvenile suspect believed to have been involved in the assault. A Clayton Police Officer on his way to work heard the lookout and spotted the juvenile on Highway 76 near the Towns County/ Rabun County line. The juvenile was taken in custody without incident.

Upon completing an investigation into the reported incident, Towns County Sheriff’s investigators arrested the 16-year-old juvenile suspected of attacking his father with a hatchet.

Sheriff Clinton would like to commend all those responding to the incident for their quick response, cooperation, and apprehension of the juvenile suspect. Towns County Sheriff’s Deputies, Hiawassee Police, Clayton Police, Towns County EMS, and Towns County Fire and Rescue personnel all responded.

The case will be forwarded to the Enotah District Attorney’s Office for prosecution.



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