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Charges added in brass knuckle assault case
Erica Dean
Erica Dean

A Hall County woman formerly charged with hindering the apprehension of a fugitive has received new charges, according to authorities.

Erica Joy Dean, 37, was charged with aggravated battery and kidnapping with bodily injury following an alleged June 30 incident. She was arrested Wednesday and booked in to the Hall County Jail, where she remains.

An attempt to reach Dean’s attorney, Dan Sammons, for comment was unsuccessful.

Dean was previously charged with hindering the apprehension of a fugitive in a case involving Dean’s boyfriend, Timothy Craig Edge, 42, of Hall County, Lt. Scott Ware said.

Edge was accused of holding a woman against her will and assaulting her with brass knuckles, Ware said.

“She lied about him being there and was covering up for him, when he actually was at the residence,” Ware previously told The Times.

Ware said one of Edge’s relatives took the victim to Northeast Georgia Medical Center after the assault. The woman suffered multiple broken ribs and a broken tailbone.

The lieutenant said the relative is not a suspect in the case.

Ware wrote in an email Dean allegedly was an accomplice but had not been charged at the time of Edge’s arrest.

According to the warrants, Dean allegedly abducted the woman “by taking her from a residence, loading her into a van and moving her to a different location.”

Dean is also accused of “kicking, hitting, stomping and punching (the victim) on and about her face and body,” according to the warrants.

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