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Man charged with stabbing girl, cutting her mother

Tuesday, July 9, 2013 12:26 PM
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A 21-year-old man is accused of stabbing a child with a fork and then trying to cut her mother’s throat.

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Police were called to a stabbing in the 2300 block of Getzen Street about 7 p.m. Sunday.

Shannon Cliett, 28, said Ryan Brice Wells stabbed her 10-year-old daughter under the eye with a grilling fork, then attacked her with a knife, according to the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office.

The child, who had a cut under her eye, said she was in the kitchen feeding two younger children when Wells stuck her with the fork, causing it to bend. She described Wells as “looking strange” and “looking into space” just before the incident.

Cliett, who approached the kitchen after hearing her daughter’s screams, told police Wells met her with a fist to the jaw. He followed her into the living room, where he straddled her on the floor and put a knife to her throat, police said.

Another man in the residence took the knife from the suspect.

Cliett had injuries to her hands and wrists and a cut to her throat, police said.

The relationship between Cliett and Wells is not clear, but both live at the Getzen Street home.

Wells was booked into the Richmond County jail on charges of aggravated assault and cruelty to children in the first degree.

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GnipGnop
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GnipGnop 07/09/13 - 02:35 pm
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Wow...

I agree with Countyman...a first

corgimom
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corgimom 07/09/13 - 03:01 pm
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I don't think it's meth, but

I don't think it's meth, but whatever his problems are, that mother needs to dump him fast.

Look up his arrest in August 2012 for battery. He looks as if he has serious problems.

Humble Angela
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Humble Angela 07/09/13 - 03:10 pm
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Did someone get some
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Did someone get some information I didn't see? I saw no mention of ANY drug in the story?

Graymare
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Graymare 07/09/13 - 03:34 pm
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Don't assume...

Don't assume ..some folks are just messed up without the influence of anything but themselves.

corgimom
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corgimom 07/09/13 - 03:53 pm
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HumAng, he makes all kinds of

HumAng, he makes all kinds of assumptions, this is a minor one compared to some that we've seen. Moving on.

But having said that, he is correct in saying that RC has a huge meth problem, it's bad all over the CSRA. Hillbilly heroin, in SC it's the Valley, in GA it's Hephzibah, Harlem, Blythe- the outlying areas, it stinks so terribly when you are making it, they like to get out where there aren't a lot of people. And once you smell it cooking, you never forget it.

AutumnLeaves
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AutumnLeaves 07/09/13 - 04:13 pm
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Thanks Humble Angela, I was

Thanks Humble Angela, I was thinking the same thing, you saved me going back to reread the story to look to see where I might have missed it. And I agree with you Graymare, too.

oldfella
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oldfella 07/09/13 - 10:09 pm
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Don't worry folks......

this savage will be released in a few years/months and no doubt his future violent crimes will escalate and cause further tragedy.

Darby
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Darby 07/09/13 - 11:53 pm
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I saw no charge regarding drugs

in the article, but I'm betting you will later...

WAG
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WAG 07/10/13 - 07:41 am
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Don't know the relationship

Don't know the relationship between the two but the epidemic is mothers who bring strange men into the lives of their young kids. And trust them with their most precious possession. Trust no one with your child!

Young Fred
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Young Fred 07/10/13 - 08:21 am
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Well said Wag! I can only

Well said Wag! I can only imagine what these children have had to witness. If it’s found that the young man was under the influence of drugs, it would be a fairly safe bet he wasn’t the only adult in the house partaking.

A pox on any adult that would subject children to that type of garbage!

CobaltGeorge
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CobaltGeorge 07/10/13 - 08:22 am
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I wonder

if a drug test was given at time of arrest? Wouldn't it make the "Go To Jail, Do Not Pass Go" a lot easier.

seenitB4
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seenitB4 07/10/13 - 08:32 am
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Sad sad sad

Sometimes I can't believe I'm reading about my ole home area...what a change.......Richmond Hill---Lumpkin Rd--Peach Orch Rd.....just wish yall knew it like it was in the past.........I know some granmamas taking care of babies now becasue of the drugs....the parents are hopeless.

lifelongresident
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lifelongresident 07/10/13 - 08:55 am
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to borrow from the late rick
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to borrow from the late rick james "crystal meth....its a helluva drug"

lifelongresident
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lifelongresident 07/10/13 - 08:55 am
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to borrow from the late rick
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to borrow from the late rick james "crystal meth....its a helluva drug"

GWhYTE
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GWhYTE 07/10/13 - 11:22 am
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UnDiaGnoSed

This man has a very bad mental affliction affecting his thoughts and actions. He has screamed help to his friends, family, and parents. Georgia Crisis Hotline's mobile unit clearly looked at him, and i quote "We will not help you, unless you are violent to another person, or yourself." The poor man. Everyone who thinks this is a meth problem... think again the man has sever mental disability, and it is idiots like ^, that has pushed this man's feeble mind into a corner. THANKS CRISIS HOTLINE.

Marinerman1
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Marinerman1 07/10/13 - 01:01 pm
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Okay, He's Been Violent

Get him the damn help. However, as corgimom states, this is apparently not his first time @ the violent rodeo. How come he wasn't "helped" before ??

corgimom
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corgimom 07/10/13 - 08:43 pm
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I'm just wondering here. If

I'm just wondering here.

If you know someone has severe mental problems, and has already been arrested for battery, WHY would you ever, ever, ever get involved with that person, let alone allow him near your precious baby?

And GWhyte, the Georgia Crisis Hotline is bound by laws, just like everybody else. They can't do anything based on what they "think" he might do. That pesky Constitution once again gets in the way, he has Constitutional rights to due process and a presumption of innocence.

It was up to his family to get a commitment order for him, blame them, not the Crisis Hotline. I don't know why someone would call the Crisis Hotline for help and think that the Crisis Hotline could get him committed. Only a judge can do that.

GWhYTE
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GWhYTE 07/11/13 - 10:12 am
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Too Much Thinking!

Yeah well they thought he was high. In fact he had been detoxing already. Their assumptions lead to a violent outrage. They should be more cautious and aware of situations they are dealing with. The boy has also been through two programs where they said the same thing. His vocal communication had reduced to one syllable words. His ability to ask for help was impossible. The hotline is also got an obligation to "Serve and Protect" the innocent. They just judge and move on with no evidence to support their assumptions. MR. WELLS.... You look high right now...

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