Valley man found dead at Lee County bar

Published 1:57 pm Saturday, July 20, 2019

A Valley man has been pronounced dead after an incident took place early Saturday morning at a Lee County bar and grill. Sidney Austin Harmon, 27, has been identified as the victim and was pronounced dead at the scene at approximately 1:30 a.m. Saturday, according to Lee County Coroner Bill Harris.
“At approximately 1:30 a.m. the Lee County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call to an altercation at the Circle W Bar in the 13000 block of Lee Road 379 in Valley,” a press release distributed by Harris Saturday afternoon said. “Upon arrival by deputies, they found 27-year-old Sidney Austin Harmon, of Valley, with no signs of life and CPR being performed on him by bystanders.”
The Circle W Bar and Grill lists a Valley address, but falls under the jurisdiction of Lee County as opposed to Chambers.
The press release went on to state efforts on behalf of EMS to revive Harmon were unsuccessful, and he was pronounced dead at the scene shortly after 2 a.m.
“It appears Harmon had suffered a possible stab wound to the chest,” the press release stated. “It is unclear at this time as to what transpired leading up to the altercation and exactly how many were involved.”
Another man was taken to EAMC Lanier in Valley with non-life-threatening injuries as well.
The incident remains under investigation by the Lee County Coroner’s Office and the Lee County Sheriff’s Office.

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