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Man charged with assault after stabbing girlfriend
Victim in stable condition
James Walter Saggus

A man walked into a convenience store near Interstate 16 and Highway 301 Tuesday night and admitted to stabbing his girlfriend.

The victim survived, and the man was jailed on aggravated assault and other charges.

Bulloch County Sheriff Noel Brown said James Walter Saggus, 46, of Willow Street in Woodville, walked into PoJo’s convenience store around 7 p.m. Tuesday, having walked from the Patriot Inn on the other side of the interstate, and said he “made a mistake and stabbed his girlfriend.”

Bulloch County sheriff’s deputies first met with a complainant at the store, then went to the hotel to locate the victim, Patricia Williams 47, but she had already left, driving herself to Evans Memorial Hospital, he said.

Her 8-year-old child was present during the incident, as the family had been living in the hotel, but he was unharmed and was taken by family members, Brown said.

Saggus was taken to the Bulloch County Jail, charged with aggravated assault, possession of a knife during the commission of a crime and third-degree cruelty to children. He is being held without bond, Brown said.

Williams was admitted to Memorial University Medical Center in Savannah, where she is being treated for her injuries, and was listed in stable condition Wednesday evening.


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