Three men are behind bars after officials say they were involved in a stabbing at a bar.
Cherokee County sheriff officials said at 12:30 p.m. Friday that officers received reports of a person stabbed at “The Place,” a bar on Parkside Lane near Woodstock.
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When officers arrived, they found a 49-year-old man lying on the ground with a stab wound to the chest. The victim was taken to hospital in critical condition.
The identity of the victim has not been released.
According to the investigation, the victim, a patron at the bar, was disorderly and escorted out by several men before a fight started. The victim was stabbed during the fight.
Detectives determined that a bartender, 31-year-old Eric Armstrong of Woodstock, was responsible for the stabbing.
Armstrong was arrested and charged with aggravated assault and tampering with evidence.
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Authorities also arrested 25-year-old Bradley Salisbury of Woodstock and 39-year-old Bryan Cahill of Canton, two bar patrons involved in the fight.
Salisbury was charged with battery and Cahill was charged with simple battery. Both men were released from jail Friday morning on $1,000 bail.
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