YOUNG HARRIS, Ga. – On Wednesday, June 12, Towns County Sheriff’s Office deputies, along with Towns County Emergency Medical Services and Towns County Fire and Rescue personnel, responded to a residence located on King Cove Road in Young Harris in reference to a stabbing which had occurred. Upon arrival, deputies discovered that the victim had been transported to an area hospital by private vehicle. Upon further investigation, the victim was identified as Robbie Morrow. The scene was secured, and a search warrant was obtained for the residence.
The person allegedly responsible for the stabbing was located on the scene upon the arrival of deputies. After the execution of a search warrant and further investigation into the incident, including interviewing all parties involved, James Falvo, 53, of Murphy, North Carolina, was arrested and charged with the following crimes:
- One count of aggravated assault
- One count of aggravated battery
The investigation is currently active and ongoing at this time. The case will be forwarded to the Enotah Circuit
District Attorney’s Office for prosecution. Falvo is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
UPDATE: Towns County Sheriff’s Office corrected the first name of victim after publication, adding that the suspect, James Falvo, was denied bond at his first appearance hearing, and is being held at the Towns County Detention Center.
HIAWASSEE, Ga. – A non-fatal stabbing occurred this morning, Monday, April 22, at a victim’s residence on Cedar Cliff Road, west of Hiawassee. Multiple sources identified the alleged perpetrator as Anthony “Scott” Barrett and the victim as Danny Gibson.
Upon receiving a knife wound to the back, Gibson drove himself to Friendship Store at the intersection of State Route 76 and State Route 288 to summon medical treatment. Brian Schrage, an employee of Friendship Store, dialed emergency dispatch, assisting Gibson until first responders arrived. Schrage told FYN that Gibson appeared to be in-and-out of consciousness at the time. The store employee relayed that Gibson had been allegedly stabbed by Barrett after asking to use a cell phone.
Gibson was transported to Union General Hospital in Blairsville with non-life threatening injuries. FYN is awaiting information from Towns County Sheriff’s Office on Barrett’s criminal charges. Barrett is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
UPDATED: Towns County Sheriff’s Office confirmed that Anthony Scott Barrett, 60, of Hiawassee is in custody at the Town County Detention Center. Barrett’s charges are expected to be released Tuesday, April 23.
Barrett was charged with aggravated assault, Towns County Sheriff’s Office stated.
HIAWASSEE, Ga. – Anthony “Scott” Barrett, the suspect involved in the Monday stabbing of Danny Gibson, has been charged with aggravated assault, Towns County Sheriff’s Office said. Additionally, Barrett is being held in Towns County Detention Center on a probation violation warrant out of Fannin County, GA.
On Monday, April 22, Towns County Sheriff’s Office deputies were dispatched to investigate a report of a knife stabbing. Deputies, along with emergency medical services, responded to the Friendship Store located at the intersection of State Route 76 and State Route 288 in Hiawassee. Gibson, the victim, drove his truck to the store and requested the clerk to call 911. The incident was reported to have occurred at a residence located nearby, off Cedar Cliff Road, east of the store.
Deputies responded to the location on Cedar Cliff Road and secured the residence. The house and surrounding area were searched for the suspect. Deputies discovered the suspect hiding in a Ford Explorer. Barrett was taken into custody without incident.
Gibson was transported by ambulance to Union General Hospital for treatment of a non-life threatening knife stab to the back.
The investigation is currently active and ongoing at this time. The case will be forwarded to the Enotah Circuit District Attorney’s Office for prosecution. Barrett is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
HAYESVILLE, NC – Clay County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a fight near the intersection of Tusquittee Road and Cold Branch Road in the Tusquittee Community on the evening of Wednesday, Sept. 19.
Responding deputies located two subjects that had possibly been assaulted with a knife.
As deputies investigated the assault, two subjects reported by witnesses as being possible suspects were located, and immediately taken into custody.
The suspects were later identified as Jon Nathaniel Crowe. 44, and Whitney Ann Radford, 23, of Andrews, North Carolina.
One victim was transported by ambulance. The second victim was airlifted from the scene. The names of the victims have not been released at this time. Both victims are residents of Andrews.
Crowe was charged with two counts of Assault With a Deadly Weapon, two counts of Robbery With a Dangerous Weapon, Driving While Impaired, and Driving While License Revoked. Crowe was given a $150,000 secured bond.
Radford was charged with two counts of Simple Assault and Common Law Robbery. Radford was given a $11,000 secured bond.
The investigation into the incident is ongoing. Additional information will be released as it becomes available.
The suspects are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
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HAYESVILLE, NC – Clay County Sheriff’s Office reported a stabbing in the Tusquittee Community on Wednesday, Sept. 19.
Two suspects were taken into custody.
Additional information is expected to be released by Clay County Sheriff’s Office today as the investigation progresses.
FYN will provide details on the incident as soon as they are made available.