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Three men booked after allegedly beating victim near neighborhood pool
May 7 2022 arrests

Deputies recently apprehended three men for getting in a physical fight with another man near a neighborhood pool off of Ga. 400 in southern Dawson County. 

Dawsonville men Robert Lee Monroe Rarick, 22, and Phillip Jennings Ridgeway II, 47, were arrested along with Phillip Jennings Ridgeway III, 21, of Lawrenceville. 

Rarick was charged with aggravated assault, a felony. Ridgeway II received three counts of misdemeanor battery, as did Ridgeway III, his son. All of the men were charged with public drunkenness, a misdemeanor. 

The alleged altercation occurred on May 7 between 6-7:30 p.m. in the pool parking lot of the subdivision, according to DCSO warrants. The two older men were both listed as living in the neighborhood, according to the DCSO incident report.

Each of the three men were supposedly drunk and used profane language while getting into a physical altercation with the male victim. 

Rarick’s aggravated assault warrant states that he allegedly put his arms around the victim’s neck and squeezed hard enough to restrict the person’s airflow, an act that is “likely to or does result in serious bodily injury.”

Ridgeway II and Ridgeway III’s battery warrants both accused them of punching the victim’s face with closed fists, which resulted in the victim having cuts and bruises. 

One DCSO deputy initially responded to the scene followed by five others that evening, according to the agency’s incident report. 

The sheriff office’s weekly news release showed that Rarick and Ridgeway II and III were arrested between 8:43-9:37 p.m. that night. 

All three are still in custody, and bond has not been set. DCN will update this story as more information becomes available.