Charges were dropped against a Brooklet man who reportedly stabbed his cousin in the back Tuesday after the victim told investigators he did not want to press charges.
Colby Walter Zeigler, of Cash Road in Brooklet, was jailed on charges of aggravated assault, but according to Bulloch County sheriff’s Capt. Todd Hutchens, the victim, a male cousin of Zeigler’s, came to the jail Thursday and asked that charges be dropped.
After the victim signed a release of prosecution, Zeigler was released from jail, he said.
Zeigler, 23, and the unidentified cousin were in a vehicle together when they engaged in a fight, “pushing and slapping” each other, Hutchens said. Then, they both exited the vehicle and continued to fight, when Zeigler pulled a knife and “stabbed his cousin in the back.”
Both men then got back into the vehicle and drove to a Cash Road location, where they called for help, he said.
The victim was taken to a hospital, where he was treated and released.