COLQUITT COUNTY, Ga. — A Georgia man is behind bars after authorities said he hit someone in the head with a hatchet.
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The Georgia Bureau of Investigation said 61-year-old Jerry Benford of Moultrie hit another person with a hatchet after a dispute with them on Monday morning.
Authorities said the dispute happened on 8th Avenue in Moultrie at around 11 a.m.
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The victim was taken to the hospital in critical condition, according to the GBI.
Benford was charged with aggravated assault. He is currently in custody at the Colquitt County Jail.
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