A Buchanan man was arrested on assault charges late Saturday night on Buchanan Road after allegedly beating a woman and threatening her with a handgun.
Joshua Lee Mitchell, 30, of 5980 Buchanan Road was arrested late Saturday night at his home for aggravated assault and domestic assault by Henry County Sheriff’s Deputy Phillip Barton.
According to the report by Sheriff’s Sgt. Jim Sanders, he was dispatched to Mitchell’s address at about 10:30 p.m. Saturday after a third party called to report the assault.
Sanders said he was unable to locate the residence at first but when he did he was able to question witnesses who were at the house.
They told Sanders that Mitchell had been fighting with a woman, and that she had eventually come out with blood all over her face.
Sanders was able to speak to the alleged victim, who told him that during the altercation, Mitchell punched and choked her, and that he put a 9-millimeter handgun to her head.
She told Sanders that he was intoxicated and eventually passed out in bed, still holding the gun.
Deputies made contact with Mitchell, who cooperated.
They were able to find and seize the handgun and transport Mitchell to the Henry County jail without any incident.
Mitchell was charged with aggravated assault and domestic assault and is due to appear today in Henry County General Sessions Court.
In an unrelated incident, a storage unit in Paris was allegedly burglarized and several items were reported stolen.
According to the report by Sheriff’s Deputy Hayley French, the owner went to his storage unit Sunday and noticed there was a different lock on the door than had previously been there.
The owner cut the lock and entered the unit, only to find several of his things were missing.
He told French he had not been in the storage unit for the last two months.
According to the report, the items stolen include a stainless steel refrigerator valued at $2,000; a jewelry box containing assorted jewelry, $1,000; a Fender guitar, $300; a Nintendo Wii, $300; assorted video games, $300; assorted dishes, $200; a Hoover vacuum, $59; and the lock, $20.
The case was turned over to investigators.