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Sheriff's deputy: Man wanted for assault turns himself in
Robert Bradley Hughes - photo by Special
    A man wanted for parole violation and aggravated assault who has been evading law enforcement since June turned himself in to authorities Monday, said Bulloch County Sheriff's Chief Deputy Gene McDaniel.
    Robert Bradley Hughes, 35, Church Hill Road, Lyons, fled June 22 when his estranged wife called law enforcement for help during a domestic dispute on Southwell Lane, he said.
    Investigators have been seeking Hughes since then, but he turned himself in after several weeks, facing charges of stalking, battery, terroristic threats, aggravated assault and parole violation, he said.
    While the victims in the incident - Hughes' estranged wife and a man with whom she is acquainted - do not wish to press charges, the district attorney's office has decided to do so, McDaniel said.
    According to sheriff's incident reports, Hughes went to his estranged wife's Southwell Lane home June 22 around 11:30 p.m., unannounced, and found her in  the company of another man, he said.
    An argument ensued, and Hughes went into another room with the woman, where they argued loudly.
    Hearing the sounds of a possible physical struggle, the male guest "beat on the door" and threatened harm to Hughes if he was hurting his wife and argued in her defense, he said.
    Hughes then opened the door and threatened the male guest with a box cutter, McDaniel said.
    Then, Hughes "put the box cutter to (his estranged wife's) throat and threatened to cut her," he said.
    The woman's friend then pulled Hughes away and a fight ensued. The woman took the opportunity to call law enforcement for help during the struggle.
    However, when Hughes realized she had called police, he fled, McDaniel said.
    Hughes is charged with parole violation because he was out on parole for a 2000 theft by taking charge in Effingham County, for which he served about three years of a 10 year sentence in the Savannah Men's Transition Center from Sept. 2001 to Aug. 2004, according to the Georgia Department of Corrections Internet web site
    He is currently in the Bulloch County Jail without bond, according to jail records.
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