Grovetown, GA (WJBF) – We now know the name of the victim in a deadly stabbing which took place in Grovetown, Georgia Tuesday night.
Columbia County Coroner Harriet Garrison has identified the victim as 35-year-old Tyler Burhans.
Grovetown Police Department investigators say that officers were called to the 7500 block of Senator’s Ridge Drive in Grovetown in reference to a person being stabbed around 6:45 p.m. Tuesday night.
When the officers arrived on scene, a witness told them that an altercation happened between the Burhans and 23-year-old Cassidy James Barrett in front of the residence.
During the altercation, Burhans was reportedly stabbed in the neck by Barrett. was later pronounced dead at a local hospital by the Columbia County Coroner’s Office.
Barrett is being held without bond at the Columbia County Detention Center on charges of Murder, and Possession of a Knife During the Commission of a Crime.
Burhans’ body will be sent the GBI-Atlanta Crime Lab Thursday for autopsy.