Victim In Deadly Grovetown Stabbing Identified

Mug shot photo of 23-year-old Cassidy James Barrett who has been arrested in connection to a deadly stabbing in Grovetown, Georgia that happened Tuesday, February 2, 2016. (Credit: Columbia County Detention Center)
Mug shot photo of 23-year-old Cassidy James Barrett who has been arrested in connection to a deadly stabbing in Grovetown, Georgia that happened Tuesday, February 2, 2016. (Credit: Columbia County Detention Center)

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.

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