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Authorities: Man stabbed repeatedly in legs by girlfriends ex
Sheriff's Office: Suspect threatened 2 others
Berry Dorsey
Berry Dorsey

A man suffered serious injuries to his legs when his girlfriend’s ex appeared and allegedly stabbed him with a knife, authorities said.

Berry Shane Dorsey, 48, of Alto, is charged with aggravated assault and terroristic threats after an alleged July 26 attack on James Smiley, 23, of Gainesville. He was arrested Monday.

According to authorities, Dorsey appeared at his ex-girlfriend’s home near Oak Street in Hall County, where Smiley was standing in the backyard. Dorsey allegedly charged at Smiley with a knife, according to Hall County Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Deputy Nicole Bailes.

“Smiley attempted to flee back into the residence but fell while attempting to shut the door,” Bailes wrote in an email. “Dorsey forced his way into the residence, while stabbing Smiley in the legs repeatedly.”

Deputies arrived to the scene around 1:30 p.m. after Dorsey allegedly fled the area.

Smiley was transported to Northeast Georgia Medical Center with severe leg injuries and had emergency surgery. Smiley was discharged on Aug. 1, according to hospital officials.

According to the warrants, Smiley suffered life-threatening lacerations to his legs “requiring stitches and surgery, cutting the artery and muscles to the bone.”

The full report from the Hall County Sheriff’s Office was unavailable.

Two other witnesses also reportedly asked Dorsey to leave, and Dorsey allegedly threatened them with the knife before fleeing the residence, Bailes said.

Deputies found Dorsey on Skelton Circle on Monday and arrested him.

Dorsey was charged with two counts of aggravated assault, two counts of terroristic threats, aggravated battery and first-degree burglary.

He remained at the Hall County Jail on Tuesday night.

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