NWGA Scanner | February 1st, 2021
From Gordon County Sheriff Mitch Ralston: At approximately 9:50 p.m. Sunday, police were dispatched to a private residence on Scott Brown Road in Fairmount in response to a report of a violent domestic disturbance. Upon arrival, a Fairmount police officer found a woman outside who’d suffered multiple stab wounds. An ambulance was summoned and transported the gravely injured woman to a local hospital where she later was pronounced dead. Police arrested a man, subsequently identified as one Patrick H. O’Ree, age 36, of 554 Scott Brown Road, at the scene. A neighbor had intervened in the assault, and held O’Ree for a short time until the police arrived. The investigation was turned over to the Sheriff’s Office and detectives are on the crime scene (as of 1 a.m.) collecting evidence and statements. No one else is believed to have been involved in this event and no suspects are at large. More information will be made available to the public later today.