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Woman stabs man who broke into her Dearing home

A Dearing man was taken to Medical College of Georgia Hospital after breaking in to a woman's residence and being stabbed late Tuesday, authorities said.

Andre Dye was stabbed "four to five times" in the chest about 11:15 p.m. by a woman at a mobile home in Johnson's Trailer Park, just off Larkin Road near Dearing, according to a report by McDuffie County Sheriff's Deputy Bret Bentley. Mr. Dye was taken to MCG by helicopter about 1 a.m. Police asked MCG officials not to release any information on Mr. Dye.

The incident began about 10:45 p.m. when Mr. Dye knocked on the back door of the mobile home. A woman there refused to let him in, and an argument ensued. The man said he'd been outside her home for more than two hours, listening to her phone calls. He then jumped through a bedroom window and began attacking the woman. She grabbed a small kitchen knife and stabbed Mr. Dye in hopes of stopping the attack, according to the report.

After being stabbed, Mr. Dye asked the woman to take him to his father's house. They pair got in her car and left the mobile park. Eventually, she was able to stop near the old Dearing school, get away and alert authorities.

It took deputies - with the assistance of a K-9 unit from the Columbia County Sheriff's Department - more than an hour to find Mr. Dye, who had hidden under a mobile home on First Street.

Mr. Dye and the woman had once lived together, but had recently split up and she had taken a temporary protective order out against him, according to Deputy Bentley's report.

Web posted on Thursday, November 13, 2008

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