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Braselton woman charged with attempted murder

Jackson County deputies found a man in a Braselton home’s bathtub having difficulty breathing and unconscious, leading to a woman being charged with criminal attempt to commit murder, according to authorities.

Deputies first responded around 6:30 p.m. May 8 to a Robert Drive home in Braselton and tried to get someone to the door regarding a “possible dispute,” Sheriff Janis Mangum wrote in a news release.

After midnight, 911 got a call from Monique Pinckney, 52, “who stated there was a male subject bleeding from his cheek, stating he burned it on something and was in the bathtub having difficulty breathing and was unconscious,” Mangum wrote.

“A deputy arrived on the scene at which time Monique Pinckney walked out the front door telling the deputy it was her fault, stating she hit him and he was in the bathtub. Pinckney was handcuffed and placed in the patrol vehicle,” Mangum wrote.

James Patrick Pritchard Jr., 29, of Durango, Colorado, is in critical condition at Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville “with numerous injuries to his head and body,” Mangum said.

Pinckney was indicted Monday, May 13, for criminal attempt to commit murder and two counts of aggravated assault.

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