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Nashville Councilman stabbed in his home

NASHVILLE, GA (WALB) -

Last Friday, Nashville City Councilman Michael Elliot Richbourg, and a woman with who he has been in a relationship, Erin Hogan Robinson, were treated for injuries at Tift Regional Medical Center.

Richbourg was treated for stab wounds. Both have been released from the hospital.

Here are two News releases, the first from the GBI, and the second from The Nashville Police Department...

NASHVILLE-On Friday, June 10, 2011, the GBI Douglas Office was requested by the Nashville Police Department to investigate the stabbing of a Nashville City Councilman at his residence located on Sirmans Avenue in Nashville, Georgia.

On the above date, at approximately 11:43 a.m., Nashville Police responded to a 911 call at the residence of Michael Elliot Richbourg, 44 years of age, in reference to Richbourg having been stabbed by a female at his residence.

Upon arrival, Richbourg and Erin Hogan Robinson, 29 years of age, were both found inside the residence with injuries and transported to a Regional Medical Center where both have been released as of today.

Richbourg and Robinson had been in a relationship and the motive and cause of the incident is still under investigation.

There have been no charges filed or arrests made at the present time pending further interviews and examination of evidence collected at the scene.

Since the investigation is still on-going, no other details will be released at this time. If anyone has information pertaining to the investigation, please contact the GBI Douglas Office at 912-389-4103.

 

News Media Release
By Authority of Major Chuck Edwards, Assistant Chief of Police
For immediate release, June 10, 2011

At approximately 11:42 AM on Friday June 10, 2011, officers of the Nashville Police Department responded to a report of a medical emergency at 512 Sirmans Ave., in Nashville.

Upon arrival officers discovered a 44 y/o man inside the home with multiple stab wounds and an approximately 30 y/o woman also inside the residence with no apparent serious external injuries who appeared to be in a state of shock. Berrien County Emergency Medical Service personnel, who arrived almost simultaneously with the officers, transported the man and woman to the Tift Regional Medical Center, Tifton, GA.

Nashville Police Chief John Clayton directed assistance be requested from the Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) crime scene processing unit and GBI criminal investigators who responded to the scene and assumed primary lead of further investigation.

Nashville Assistant Chief, Major Chuck Edwards, said that it was too early in the investigation to determine the motive of the assault and that a joint investigation by the NPD and GBI is ongoing and investigators were diligently gathering the facts surrounding the incident.

The names of the man and woman or further information regarding the incident were not available at the time of the NPD press release.

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