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Athens man indicted for domestic stabbing

Mario Jermaine Richardson

By Joe Johnson

An Athens man this week was indicted for stabbing a woman during a domestic dispute sat their home on Acadia Drive.

At the time of the Jan. 28 incident, 32-year-old Mario Jermaine Richardson, had been paroled from prison just four months earlier.

According to Athens-Clarke County police, officers responded to The Acadia Drive residence to investigate a reported assault there, and upon arrival they found a 26-year-old resident suffering from a stab wound to the upper back, according to police. The victim was transported to the hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries.

Witnesses told officers that the victim had been stabbed with a knife by Richardson, who also lived at the residence, police said.

Richardson was soon located at a nearby home on Deer Creek Drive, where police said he was arrested and charged with aggravated assault and providing false information to police.

He was indicted on those same charges on Tuesday, according to Clarke County Superior Court records.

The Georgia Department of Corrections has placed a hold on the release of Richardson, who was paroled in September from Autry State prison, where he served time for convictions in Richmond County on charges of terroristic threats and acts.

He is scheduled to be arraigned on April 13.

Anyone who is in an abusive relationship can seek advice and services by calling Project Safe’s 24-hour hotline at (706) 543-3331, or by visiting

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