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Fight over dog ends in injury, arrest
35-year-old Jakati Thomas charged with aggravated assault
Jakati Dontae Thomas

A fight over a dog led one man to jail and the other to the hospital on Valentine's Day. Bulloch County Sheriff Lynn Anderson said the 60-year-old victim's injuries were not life-threatening, but the offender was charged with aggravated assault.

Jakati Dontae Thomas, 35, Pulaski Road, struck the elder man with a board Monday, Anderson said.

When deputies arrived at the Pulaski Road residence near the Candler County line, they found the victim suffering from head injuries sustained when Thomas struck him with a piece of wood, he said. Thomas and the victim argued when Thomas threatened the other man's dog.

Thomas left the scene in a vehicle when someone called for help with the victim's injuries, but Bulloch County Cpl. Mike Kearney stopped Thomas on Cypress Lake Road near Brannen Road, he said.

When Kearney tried taking Thomas into custody, Thomas was "uncooperative and profane" and was arrested "after a brief confrontation," Anderson said. "Thomas continued to be profane and threatened deputies with bodily harm after being placed in the patrol car."

This meant added charges. Thomas was charged with aggravated assault for his attack on the victim, as well as terroristic threats, obstruction and disorderly conduct for his behavior with law enforcement, he said.

He was taken to the Bulloch County Jail to await further court hearings, Anderson said.

Holli Deal Bragg may be reached at 912-489-9414.


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