On February 7, 2019, at shortly before 6pm, deputies responded to 1118 Allens Branch Road in Sylva in reference to an intoxicated male in the roadway yelling at a passerby. This was quickly followed by an update from the dispatch center about a male that had been stabbed at the same address. Deputies arrived on scene and made contact with the victim who had sustained a laceration to the right side of the neck. Harris EMS transported the victim to Harris Regional Hospital and he was later transferred to Mission Hospital. Deputies continued their investigation and made an arrest of the suspect listed below.
Victim: Jacobe Matthew Conner, 32yoa, WM, 1118 Allens Branch, Sylva, NC
Suspect: Robert Dylan Thomas, 21yo, WM, 493 Winesap Road, Sylva, NC
Charged with Assault with Serious Bodily Injury, $15,000 secure bond