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Athens Man Charged with Multiple Counts After Assaulting Woman


A suspect in custody after Athens police responded to an aggravated assault in progress.

According to a media release from the department, officers arrives and forced entry into an apartment to prevent the woman inside from being harmed.

Officers arrived at the residence on International Drive around 11:35 p.m. on March, 24.  

Several callers saw a man, later identified as 20-year-old Shimobi Obijuru, holding a knife to the victim’s throat and forcing her into an apartment.

Officers knocked and announced their presence several times, but no one responded.

Due to concerns about the safety of the victim, they forced entry into the apartment.

Credit Clarke County Sheriff's Office
Shimobi Obijuru

They detained Obijuru at the scene and made contact with the woman, who had minor injuries.

Obijuru was taken to the Clarke County Jail and charged with two counts of Aggravated Assault, Kidnapping, False Imprisonment, Battery and Simple Battery.

Alexia Ridley joined WUGA as Television and Radio News Anchor and Reporter in 2013. When WUGA TV concluded operations, she became the primary Reporter for WUGA Radio. Alexia came to Athens from Macon where she served as the News Director and show host for WGXA TV. She's a career journalist and Savannah native hailing from the University of Michigan. However, Alexia considers herself an honorary UGA DAWG!