Cherokee County

Cherokee County woman arrested after cutting off part of roommate’s finger, deputies say

An 80-year-old woman is facing charges nearly 40 years after the murder of a woman who was believed to be dating the same man in Polk County, Wisconsin.

CHEROKEE COUNTY, Ga. — A Cherokee County woman is facing charges after deputies said she stabbed her roommate earlier this month.

According to an arrest warrant, 47-year-old Antawana Nitara Brantley stabbed her roommate at their Acworth apartment in the afternoon on Nov. 20.

Deputies said Brantley cut off a portion of the victim’s left ring finger. Additionally, Brantley stabbed the victim’s boyfriend after he tried to protect her from Brantley.

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Brantley is being charged with two counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and one count of aggravated battery.

Brantley remains in Cherokee County Jail.

Channel 2 Action News has requested Brantley’s booking photo.


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