65-year-old man charged in knife attack

by JOHN A. WINTERS

A 65-year-old man was arrested on aggravated assault charges after attacking a store employee with a knife.

The attack took place Friday night at Clays Place, located on Ishman Ballard Road, as the employee was trying to close for the night, according to Lieutenant Colonel Jimmy Yarbrough of the Coweta County Sheriff’s Office.

Willie Iceson entered the store and the employee told him to leave, the colonel said.

He eventually left while continuing to swear and the employee threw water at him through a screen.

The employee looked around the parking lot and did not see Iceson and so headed toward her car.

It was at that point the suspect came around the corner of the building and attacked her with a knife. He threw her to the ground and cut her hands and several fingers, according to Yarbrough.

The 60-year-old victim was able to escape and ran away, and then called authorities, the colonel said.

“She knew his name and we had an address and picked him up,” Yarbrough said.

“He was still wearing the same clothes and had a knife in his pocket.”

Iceson was charged with aggravated assault with a knife, according to Coweta County Jail records.




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