The following press release has been issued by Towns County Sheriff's Office. All suspects are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
On Thursday April 20th, Towns County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to Mr. Bert Road in Hiawassee in reference to a reported assault. The victim reported that the offender cut her with a knife on the throat, choked her, and poured gasoline on her.
The responding deputies located the reported suspect near the scene. He was identified as James Michael Dickert, Jr., age 43 of Hiawassee, Georgia. He was arrested without incident and charged with:
1 Count of Aggravated Assault
1 Count of Criminal Damage to Property
1 Count of Battery
The case will be referred to the District Attorney’s Office for prosecution.
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