Murphy man charged in Young Harris stabbing assault

Young Harris stabbing

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.


Robin H. Webb

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UPDATED: Young Harris subject questioned in stabbing incident

Clay County NC stabbing

YOUNG HARRIS, Ga. – At approximately 11 a.m. this morning, Wednesday, June 12, a 911 call was dispatched to Towns County Sheriff’s Office, Towns County Emergency Medical Services, and Towns County Fire and Rescue in relation to a possible stabbing on King Cove Road in Young Harris.

A male victim suffered a non-life threatening injury to the arm region, and was transported by personal vehicle to a medical facility for treatment.

Towns County Sheriff’s Office confirmed that a male subject has been taken in for questioning regarding the incident, although no arrests have been made at this time, as the investigation remains active and ongoing.

Follow FYN for updates as they become available.

UPDATED: 6/13 @ 8 a.m. – According to Towns County Sheriff’s Office, a search warrant on a residence was in the process of submission as of yesterday afternoon. FYN spoke with Towns County Sheriff’s Office Chief Deputy Terry Conner on Thursday morning, who informed the agency plans to speak with the Enotah Circuit Distirct Attorney’s Office today, prior to the release of further information.


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