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Assault with ax handle and hammer sends three to hospital

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DeKalb County Sheriff Jimmy Harris states that around 11:30pm on New Year's Eve night DeKalb County Sheriff's Office received a call on a breaking and entering at 4801 County Road 24 in the Painter area. When Lt Brown, Lt Rigstad and Deputy Oliver arrived on the scene they found the door had been kicked in.

Dennis Eugene Johnson, of 742 County Road 129 Crossville, an acquaintance of Donald Phillips, and Amanda Michelle Thompson, went to the residence and forced his way into the residence. During the altercation Johnson received injuries from a hammer, Phillips received injuries from an axe handle and Thompson also received injuries. The DeKalb Ambulance Service was called to the scene and all three were transported to Marshall Medical South were Johnson was later transported to Huntsville Hospital where he remains in the ICU in critical condition.

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