Forsyth County

Man stabs stepfather multiple times at Forsyth County home, sheriff’s office says

CUMMING, Ga. — A 21-year-old was arrested after deputies said he stabbed his stepfather on Sunday.

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According to the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office, around 3:30 p.m. on Sunday, deputies were called to a stabbing on Matt Highway in Cumming, Georgia.

Authorities said dispatch told deputies that a man had been stabbed and the suspect, later identified as James Edward Hughes III had run away from the scene.


When deputies arrived, they found the victim, identified as Mark Couch, 59, reportedly lying on the front walkway with multiple stabs and cut wounds.

Authorities said they spoke to Couch’s wife, who told them that her son Hughes, had stabbed Couch after an argument and then ran into the woods. Couch was treated for his injuries.

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Deputies said, Hughes had come back out of the woods and was arrested.

He was transported to the Forsyth County Jail.