Sheriff: Spalding County School Board member, man found stabbed

- The Georgia Bureau of Investigation has been asked to take over a double stabbing case Monday which involved a Spalding County school board member.

Deputies responded to the call after 9 a.m. at a home in the 1100 block of High Falls Road. Spalding County Sheriff’s deputies said they found 33-year-old Ricardo Syntel Brown in front of the home suffering from multiple stab wounds and cuts.

A second man, identified by investigators as 24-year-old Devontae Perkins, was found a short distance from the home, also suffering from similar wounds.

Residents said Brown recently moved to the duplex. 

Brown, due to the severity of his injuries, was airlifted to Atlanta Medical Center; Perkins was taken to Spalding Regional Hospital.

Spalding County Sheriff Darrell Dix released the following statement about the case:

“After being briefed by my investigators as to the details of the incident and those involved, I made the determination to contact the Georgia Bureau of Investigation and ask for their assistance. At this point the investigation has been turned over to them. No other details will be released at this time as the investigation into the incident and fact gathering is ongoing.”

Sheriff Dix said he could not comment on details surrounding a motive or who was ultimately responsible for the injuries, but said the case does not involve any other people. He tells FOX 5, his office turned over the investigation involving an elected government official to the GBI. 

As of Monday night, the GBI said there were no updates in the case. 

Brown was elected to the Griffin-Spalding County School Board District 1 seat. He is also a teacher at Fulton Leadership Academy. 

A statement from the Griffin-Spalding County School System reads:

"Our hearts and minds are with Mr. R. Syntel Brown and his family at this time. We wish him a speedy recovery." 

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