A Hall County Sheriff’s Office deputy testified Thursday about a Murrayville party game leading to an alleged beating.
Jacob Tyler Delong, 20, and Chase Lane Jarrard, 22, both of Hall County, were set to appear in Magistrate Court Thursday regarding a charge of aggravated battery.
Deputy Samantha Robinson responded Dec. 10 to Northeast Georgia Medical Center and met with Gainesville Police Investigator Brad Raper. Raper told the deputy a young man had been dropped off at the hospital with severe injuries and bleeding.
When speaking with witnesses at the hospital, Robinson said she learned there was a party in Murrayville on Wade Whelchel Road.
Though the witnesses had varying accounts, the victim had won a game of beer pong, which angered others at the party, Robinson said. There was a fight inside and outside of the house party, according to the deputy.
One witness told the deputy Delong “sucker punched” the victim “so hard that it messed his face up.”
According to authorities, the victim suffered a fractured skull, fractured orbital socket and a fractured sinus cavity.
“One of his eyes … was swollen shut,” Robinson said. “He was bruised, very bloody.”
Delong’s attorney Hammond Law questioned the deputy on the witnesses’ sobriety and the potential causes of the fights.
“Did you ask any of the witnesses what was said immediately before the fight broke out?” Law asked.
“No. They all stated that they were upset over a lost beer pong game,” the deputy answered.
According to authorities, Jarrard and Delong allegedly struck the victim repeatedly in the face and head.
“Would you agree that as a result of all the different accounts from the witness and the defendant that it’s really a mystery to who threw the punches that caused the most serious damage to the victim? Isn’t that correct?” Law said.
“I wasn’t there,” Robinson said. “I don’t know.”
Neither Jarrard nor his attorney appeared for court. The judge moved both cases on to Superior Court.