Man Charged in Oconee County Stabbing

A 55-year-old resident of Pinewood Estates South mobile home park is accused of stabbing an acquaintance on July 28, 2012. An arrest does not mean a conviction.

For allegedly stabbing a man known to him, a 55-year-old Oconee County man faces a charge of aggravated assault.

According to an incident report, Oconee County Sheriff's deputies were called to Pinewood Estates South mobile home park on Epps Bridge Road around 1:30 a.m. on July 28 where a man in his 50s had reportedly been stabbed by a man he knew.

The victim was transported by EMS to an area hospital with one non-life threatening stab wound to the abdomen, Sheriff Scott Berry said.

Deputies met with Billy Joe Furr who admitted to having had an argument with the injured man.  He said he had been punched in the stomach and was only defending himself; he did not admit to stabbing the victim. Deputies searched  Furr and found a folding knife in his right front pocket that had what appeared to be blood on the blade, which Furr told them was catfish blood, according to the report.

"As the case developed, it was determined that the suspect was in fact the culprit," a deputy wrote.

Furr was arrested and charged with aggravated assault. As of 12:30 p.m. Monday, he remained behind bars at the Oconee County Jail.


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Old J & J Construction employee April 03, 2013 at 05:58 PM
This man was once a millionaire. I kid you not. But he was always a very cruel and mean man. Two facts of life: What goes up must come down. What goes around comes around. For him it came all the way around


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