The following press release has been issued by Clay Clay County Sheriff's Office. All suspects are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
On Tuesday May 16, 2017, Clay County Sheriff Deputies responded to Possum Holler Trail in Brasstown in reference to an Assault.
Sheriff Davis said when deputies arrived they discovered a man bleeding from the head. Upon further investigation deputies discovered that the apparent victim and suspect of this incident have had previous disputes. The victim in this incident was flown to Erlanger in Chattanooga where his condition is unknown at this time, but had been critical.
Sheriff Davis said this incident is still under investigation so other information should be forthcoming in the days to come, but at this time the suspect as been arrested. Ryan Whittaker, 35 of Brasstown, was arrested and charged with Assault with a Deadly Weapon Inflicting Serious Bodily Injury. He has already made a $20,000 bond and has a May 25 court date.
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