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Man Stabbed Three Times During Camper Scuffle

He was treated for puncture wounds at Cartersville Medical Center.

Brandon Lee Welchel, 18. Photo: Bartow County Sheriff's Office
Brandon Lee Welchel, 18. Photo: Bartow County Sheriff's Office
A Cartersville man, 27, was stabbed three times during a domestic incident at a camper inhabited by four people.

He told authorities he walked in the camper on Griffin Road in Cartersville to find his girlfriend and her brother arguing about 5:30 p.m. Wednesday and attempted to separate the two, according to the Bartow County Sheriff's Office incident report, above.

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The alleged victim said Brandon Lee Welchel, 18, who had already punched a hole in a wooden cabinet door, started to fight with him and the scuffle continued outside the camper.

Welchel became irate, then increasingly violent, after his sister refused to drive him to retrieve money from his mother, according to witnesses.

With his mother, Welchel later went to the jail to talk to a deputy. He said was angry with his sister about money, but grabbed a steak knife that was near a tool belt on the ground and made stabbing motions at the victim during the fight in an effort to get away.

The older man suffered three small puncture wounds to the lower left side of his torso and was treated at Cartersville Medical Center.

The mother found a broken knife, which authorities retrieved from a trash can.

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Beachbum January 24, 2014 at 09:00 AM
Sounds like a lovely family.
ray jay January 24, 2014 at 11:13 AM
Family violence is terrible
Bridgett January 25, 2014 at 09:24 AM
Brandon needs a spanking, Mom!

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