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Metter Man Arrested in Stabbing
Tuesday, 01 October 2013

October 1--  Toombs County Sheriff Junior Kight reports Toombs County deputies responded to a 911 call Friday night on Highway 152 on the Toombs-Tattnall County line.  He says a woman had been stabbed in the neck.  

Deputies used a four-wheel vehicle to move the woman from the Ohoopee River bank under the Highway 152 bridge to the bridge where a helicopter landed to rush her to Savannah. 

Sheriff Kight said she had lost a lot of blood.  The case was turned over to the Tattnall County Sheriff's Office since she was found on the Tattnall Counti side of the river.

The Tattnall County Sheriff's office issued the following information on the incident.

"On Friday, September 27, 2013 The Tattnall County Sheriff’s Office responded to an assault at the Ohoopee River Bridge on Hwy 152 West of Cobbtown, Georgia. Responding Deputies found the 32-year-old Michelle Morris laying on the river bank suffering from life threatening injuries. Emergency personnel flew Morris to Savannah, Georgia for treatment of her injuries.

     During the investigation information was gathered that lead to Christopher Lee Barwick, age 32, of Metter, Georgia as a possible suspect. An extensive man hunt was conducted for Barwick who was apprehended at his family’s home early Saturday morning.  Barwick is currently being held at the Tattnall County Jail without bond on multiple felony charges related to the assault. 

    Sheriff Quinton Rush would like to express his appreciation to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation (Region Five Statesboro) for their assistance with the investigation and the Candler County Sheriff’s Office, Metter Police Department, Toombs County Sheriff’s Office, Georgia State Patrol (Reidsville & Statesboro Posts), Georgia State Patrol Aviation Unit, and Georgia State Prison K-9 Unit with their help in the search of Barwick."

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