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Dahlonega man critically injured in fight at Dawson County Applebee's
police emergency

A 19-year-old Lumpkin County man was seriously injured on Sunday night during a fight at a restaurant in Dawson County. 

According to Dawson County Sheriff Jeff Johnson, deputies were called to the Applebee’s restaurant on Ga. 400 in Dawson County at about 9:53 p.m. on July 25, after receiving reports that a man had been knocked out during a fight. 

The man was taken to a local hospital with head injuries, Johnson said. 

A GoFundMe set up for the victim, who has been identified as Kaleb Duckworth of Dahlonega, states that the altercation left him in intensive care with severe brain trauma. 

Authorities have arrested a Dawson County man in connection with this incident, but have declined to identify him until charges are formally filed by the sheriff’s office.  

This story will be updated.