Man charged with murder after stabbing at Bartow County home

Chase Dion Smith
Chase Dion Smith

Credit: Bartow County Sheriff's Office

Credit: Bartow County Sheriff's Office

A man was arrested Monday in connection with a deadly stabbing at a home in unincorporated Acworth, the Bartow County Sheriff’s Office said.

Deputies took Chase Dion Smith into custody on charges of murder and aggravated assault, according to sheriff’s office spokesman Jonathan White.

Smith is accused of killing a 30-year-old man April 25. Bartow deputies were sent to a home on Dripping Rock Trail about 8:30 p.m. after receiving a call about the stabbing, Sheriff Clark Millsap previously told AJC.com.

When they arrived, they found the victim on the ground, he said in a news release. A family member was trying to revive the man. Emergency medical services arrived and pronounced him dead after they were unable to find a pulse, Millsap said.

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The victim’s name has not been released.

Witnesses told deputies the incident started as an argument and turned into a physical fight. One of the witnesses ran for help and returned to find the man face-down on the ground, investigators said.

The sheriff’s office previously said a suspect left the location in a black Kia.

Nicholas Deshon Willis is accused of helping Smith avoid arrest. He was arrested April 26 on charges of hindering apprehension or punishment of a criminal, White said. He was booked into the Bartow County Jail and released the same day on a $2,500 bond.

Nicholas Deshon Willis
Nicholas Deshon Willis

Credit: Bartow County Sheriff's Office

Credit: Bartow County Sheriff's Office

Smith remains in jail. He also faces charges of family violence and cruelty to children following an unrelated incident Feb. 28. Details about that case have not been released.

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