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Highlands Police make arrest in Wednesday night stabbing

Two men have been charged in connection with a fight that occurred outside of 4118 Kitchen + Bar on the night of Wednesday the 25th.
According to a statement from the Highlands Police Department, Robert Baty and Richard Errington got into a verbal argument outside of the business.
Witness statements describe both men as arguing and acting aggressively toward each other when Mr. Baty reportedly pulled a knife and swung at Mr. Errington who was approaching him. Mr. Errington received a wound in his chest from the knife and was transported to Highlands-Cashiers Hospital for treatment. Mr. Baty left the scene and was subsequently stopped and later arrested by Sergeant Thomas Parker.

Robert Baty has been charged with Felony Assault with a Deadly Weapon Inflicting Serious Injury, as well as Misdemeanor Affray.

Mr. Baty was given a $20,000 Secured bond at the Macon County Detention Center.

Richard Errington was charged with Misdemeanor Affray.

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