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Valdosta man arrested for attacking mother with knife and stun gun

Dexter Harding
Posted at 2:26 PM, May 16, 2013
and last updated 2013-05-16 11:50:39-04

VALDOSTA, Ga. (WTXL) -- A Lowndes County man has been arrested after reportedly attacking his mother.

According to a report from Valdosta Police Department, Dexter Harding, 26, was arrested after attacking his 58-year-old mother, cutting her on her neck and attacking her again with a stun gun.

This all happened early Thursday morning at a home on the 800 block of Bethune Street in Valdosta.  

Officers say the woman managed to escape and run to a neighbor's house for help. Harding was arrested a short time later.

The victim was taken to South Georgia Medical Center for treatment. Harding is being charged with Aggravated Assault and being held at the Lowndes County Jail.