Toccoa man stabbed after ‘helping’ former girlfriend

Detectives with the Toccoa Police Department are investigating a case involving a Toccoa man being stabbed after attempting to help his former girlfriend.

According to Toccoa’s Interim Police Chief Jimmy Mize, on Wednesday, June 6, his officers were dispatched to a residence at 235 Queen Street in response to a man being stabbed with a knife.

When officers arrived they found James Bowden, 49, of Toccoa, cut and stabbed in his arm and hand.

Bowden explained to officers that his former girlfriend, Kimberly Fox, 49, of Toccoa, had cut and stabbed him while the two were arguing.

Prior to the arrival of Police and EMS, Fox had fled the scene.

Mize told WNEG News that his officers spoke with witnesses who said they had heard the altercation, but did not see the assault.

This is an active and ongoing investigation.

Mize also told WNEG News about an accident with injuries, that occurred the same day as the stabbing, on Mulkey Road in Toccoa.

According to Mize, at 6:44 p.m., the Toccoa Police Department, Toccoa Fire and EMS were dispatched to an accident involving a Dodge 3500 pickup and a Ford Wagon van, which belonged to Trinity Baptist Church.

Jeana Welborn, of Toccoa, was traveling south on Mulkey Road, while navigating through a curve she crossed into the other lane and struck Clifford Shifflet of Toccoa, who was northbound attempting to navigate the same curve.

All parties received medical treatment by EMS on the scene.

Shifflet and his occupants were transported to the Stephens County Hospital’s Emergency Room.

During the investigation Welborn was determined to be at fault. She was issued a citation for failure to maintain lane.