A Nicholson man is in jail without bond on an attempted murder charge in Jackson County.
Sean Michael Anthony McCarthy, 36, of 722 Ivey Circle Lane, Nicholson, has also been charged with false imprisonment, five charges of second-degree cruelty to children under the Family Violence Act (FVA), five charges of third-degree cruelty to children-FVA, aggravated battery and aggravated assault.
The charges stem from a July 29 incident in which deputies responded to an Ivy Creek Drive address in Nicholson to a reported stabbing. Upon arrival, deputies discovered a female victim in the yard with serious cut wounds to her neck and hand, and McCarthy on the front porch with cut and stab wounds to his neck and abdomen.
Jackson County EMS responded and took both subjects to an Athens hospital. Five children at home during the incident escaped through a bedroom window and went to a neighbor’s house.