Arrest made in Paulding County stabbing

Dylan Hill

HIRAM — Earlier today, Paulding Detectives arrested the suspect in a stabbing case that occurred overnight in Paulding County on Hiram Sudie Road. 

At about 3:41 a.m. Tuesday, Paulding E-911 received a call from a homeowner on Hiram Sudie Road in Hiram in reference a stabbing that had just occurred. 

Once Deputies arrived on scene, they located the victim, later identified as 36-year-old Ryan Thompson on the ground with multiple stab wounds about his body. 

Thompson was taken to an Atlanta area hospital in critical condition. 

The caller, who happened to be Thompson’s neighbor, indicated that the suspect fled the scene.

Detectives from the Criminal Investigations Division were called to the scene where they immediately went to work.  Through the course of their investigation, investigators determined that the original incident occurred at Thompson’s residence. In an attempt to get away from the suspect, the victim went to his neighbor’s home and the neighbor ultimately called 911. 

Although the investigation is still in its infancy, Detectives believe that the victim and the suspect engaged in some type of altercation prior to the victim being stabbed.    

Detectives identified the suspect as 29-year-old Dylan “DJ” Hill.

Hill was arrested without incident. Detectives were able to arrest Hill on a traffic stop in the area of Hart Road and Ga. 61 South just before noon.

Hill was charged with Aggravated Assault and is being housed in the Paulding County Jail without bond.

Thompson is still being listed in critical condition at last check. 

If you have any information about this incident, please call the Paulding County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Division Tip Line at (770) 443-3047 or send a tip via the free Paulding Sheriff mobile app.

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