Two Arrested in Toccoa Aggravated Assault Earlier This Month

Two people face charges after an altercation earlier this month in Toccoa led to an injury.

Toccoa Police Chief Tim Jarrell said that police were called to Stephens Drive just before 1 a.m. on January 19 in reference to a fight in progress in the roadway.

“It appears as if there were some individuals from Westminster, South Carolina who had come to Toccoa to visit some other people and wound up in an altercation with some people on Stephens Drive,” said Jarrell.

Jarrell went on to say that it appears as if it started with parties exchanging words.

However, he said it escalated into a physical altercation.

“One of the individuals who was involved in a fight on Stephens Drive received a laceration to their face and to their chest area that required stitches,” explained Jarrell.

According to Jarrell, another individual took the unidentified female victim to Oconee Medical Center in Seneca, South Carolina, where she was treated and released for her injuries.

Meanwhile, Jarrell said that 52-year-old Mary Echols and 19-year-old Alexis Echols, both of Stephens Drive in Toccoa, were each charged with aggravated assault.

Jarrell said that police are still investigating the incident regarding the other parties that were involved.