Man arrested after assault with box cutter

by Wes Mayer

A man was arrested Monday for attacking another man with a box cutter.

Around 3:18 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 24, officers with the Newnan Police Department responded to Murray Street in reference to a stabbing. According to her report, Officer Roxanne Benefield arrived to find a pool of blood on the sidewalk and two officers, Ed Dalton and Jody Stanford, speaking to a witness. Benefield later found the victim lying on a porch two homes down, bleeding from multiple wounds and being attended to by Officer Daniel Godfrey.

The victim suffered from numerous lacerations, including cuts from under his left ear to his throat and from his right nostril to his chin. According to her report, Benefield was handed a towel by a man on the porch and she used it to apply pressure to the victim’s wounds while waiting for Coweta Emergency Medical Service to arrive.

While waiting, officers noted multiple lacerations to the victim’s head and face, and his left ear had been severed in half, Benefield reported. The victim had a strong odor of alcohol on his breath, but was alert. EMS arrived around 3:30 a.m. and transported the victim to the Atlanta Medical Center.

The victim was able to tell officers his attacker was Mark Anthony Britt, 40, who attacked him with a box cutter while he was walking on the sidewalk. Witnesses told officers Britt fled on foot toward East Washington Street after the assault. The scene was later turned over to Detective Sgt. Vansant.

Britt was arrested Monday and transported to the Coweta County Jail. He was charged with aggravated assault with a weapon.



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