Georgia school board member injured in double stabbing

A member of the Griffin-Spalding County Board of Education was injured Monday morning in a double stabbing in Spalding County.

The GBI is investigating the incident that left Syntel Brown, 33, and another man, 24-year-old Devontae Perkins, stabbed multiple times near a home off High Falls Road around 9 a.m., the Spalding County Sheriff’s Office said in a news release. While authorities said Tuesday they are not looking for a suspect, they consider both men to be victims. 

Deputies found Brown outside the home with multiple stab wounds and cuts, according to the sheriff’s office. 

He was treated at the scene by the deputies and a neighbor until emergency personnel arrived and took him to Atlanta Medical Center for treatment. GBI spokeswoman Nelly Miles told he was still hospitalized Tuesday afternoon.

Perkins was found near the residence and was treated at Spalding Regional Hospital for multiple stab wounds and cuts. Miles said he was released from the hospital.

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“After being briefed by my investigators as to the details of the incident and those involved, I made the determination to contact the Georgia Bureau of Investigation and ask for their assistance,” Sheriff Darrell Dix said in a statement. “At this point the investigation has been turned over to them. No other details will be released at this time as the investigation into the incident and fact gathering is ongoing.”

Miles said the agency has no other information to add about the investigation.

"Our hearts and minds are with Mr. R. Syntel Brown and his family at this time,” a spokeswoman for the school board said in a statement. “We wish him a speedy recovery." 

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