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1 week after stabbing, no new info but ‘no threats,’ authorities say

POSTED: August 7, 2013 1:03 a.m.

One week after a 24-year-old woman reported she was stabbed at a North Hall home, little new information is being released about the case.

The incident happened between 8:30 and 9:09 a.m. July 31 at a home on Avalon Commons Way, according to a Hall County Sheriff’s Office incident report. The upscale neighborhood is off Bethel Road about four miles southeast of Clermont.

Deputies found the woman with a stab wound to her abdomen. She told authorities that the man, a stranger, had confronted her at her home, then assaulted her, took some unknown items and fled.

Hall County Deputy Chad Mann said Tuesday there is no reason for the public to be concerned about safety, and that the agency has put extra patrols in the neighborhood.

“There’s no reason to believe that anyone else would be in danger because there’s no specific threats to the community at this time,” he said. “We do have patrol deputies that are in the area. They are being vigilant about keeping their eyes open for any suspicious activity.”

He said there is no new information in the investigation. No arrests have been made.

The incident report released to The Times had a large portion redacted. When asked for the redacted information, Mann responded that he could not release the information because it is an ongoing investigation.

Offenses listed on the incident report include home invasion, aggravated assault and rape. The suspect is described in the incident report as a black man at least 6 feet tall, who was wearing a black mask and green gloves at the time.

The woman “was not able to provide any further information, only that the (attacker) had left the house,” Sgt. Stephen Wilbanks, spokesman for the sheriff’s office, said last week. Sheriff’s office dogs searched the area but didn’t find signs of foot traffic.

Wilbanks said the woman, who was alone at the time of the incident, was transported to Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville, but her injuries were not life-threatening.

Anyone who may have seen suspicious activity in the area is asked to contact investigators at 770-531-6879.

Times staff writers Emma Witman and Jeff Gill contributed to this report.


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