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Thursday August 17th, 2017 4:01AM

Gilmer County authorities seek man after violent incident

By Rob Moore Reporter

The Gilmer County Sheriff's Office is continuing to seek a man officials say is involved in a domestic-related incident at a home on Willard Mountain Road in the Doublehead Gap area of the county Sunday night.

Richard Edmond Fields, 51, is wanted in connection with the violent incident that occurred about 8:30 p.m.

Fields is facing charges of home invasion, false imprisonment, aggravated assault, terroristic threats, battery, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, and possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime, according to a social media post by the sheriff's office.

The Gilmer County Sheriff's Office, assisted by city units, GSP Aviation, and Cherokee County K-9 search for Fields Sunday night into Monday morning.

Because Fields was known to the victims, it was a not a random act, Gilmer officials said.

Officials believe Fields has left the area. Anyone with information about his whereabouts is asked to dial 9-1-1, or Gilmer County Criminal Investigation Division at (706) 635-4646.

 

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