Assault arrest included bat, knife
by Wes Mayer
A man suspected of assaulting his girlfriend with two different weapons, including a baseball bat, was arrested by Coweta County authorities Wednesday.
Around 11 a.m., deputies and investigators with the Coweta County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to the area of Ridley Road in Palmetto in reference to domestic violence, said Lt. Col. Jimmy Yarbrough with the sheriff’s office. Authorities arrived and met with the victim, and emergency medical personnel treated her injuries.
The victim told authorities that she and her boyfriend, Alan Michael Thompson, 25, had a fight during the night, and Thompson began to hit her in the bed, Yarbrough said. The fight then escalated to Thompson getting a small pocket knife and slashing at the victim — the victim put her hands up to defend herself and her hands were cut numerous times.
According to Yarbrough, the violence escalated further when Thompson threatened to kill the victim, retrieved a wooden baseball bat and struck the victim three times in the side and also struck her in the arm and leg.
Yarbrough said that the victim was able to escape three hours later after Thompson fell asleep. The victim gathered her child and fled to a friend’s house before being able to call 911.
Authorities later arrived at Thompson’s residence on the 100-block of Ridley Road and took him into custody. Thompson was charged with aggravated assault with a knife and aggravated assault with other weapon and was transported to the Coweta County Jail.