Coweta Crime

Woman stabbed in ear by husband

by John A. Winters

A 54-year-old Coweta County man faces charges after authorities said he beat his wife and stabbed an ink pen into her ear, sending to her to the hospital.

George Ellis Cooper III was charged with aggravated assault in the attack, according to Coweta County Jail records.

Coweta County Sheriff’s Office deputies were called to the Fischer Road residence just before midnight on Sunday, where they found Cooper standing in the driveway, said Lieutenant Colonel Jimmy Yarbrough of the sheriff’s office.

“He said the argument got out of hand,” the colonel said. “They were going through a divorce and had been to church that morning. He had been beating her throughout the day.”

“He slammed her to the ground, punched her in the chest and then stuck an ink pen in her ear,” Yarbrough said, adding the wife was bleeding from her ear and taken to the hospital.

At some point, the wife was able to get free and called Coweta 911, Yarbrough said. Investigators also found a note Cooper wrote to his son saying he did not want to live anymore.

“We were concerned something worse could have happened if we hadn’t gotten out there,” he said.


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