A Henry resident who was arrested early Saturday is accused of hitting his girlfriend in the head with a baseball bat during an argument.
Evan Gene Owen, 26, 39 Mockingbird Ave. was arrested about 1 a.m. by Henry County Sheriff’s Cpl. Stacey Bostwick.
He was charged with aggravated assault, domestic assault and vandalism after an incident at his home.
According to Bostwick’s report, Owen was arguing with his girlfriend, and tried to keep her from leaving by hitting her with the bat at least twice.
He is also accused of following her to her car and using the bat to smash out the front windshield as she was backing away.
After officers went to his camper, Owen was seen inside laying on the bed, but refused to come out. Officers then knocked a window out of the camper’s door and placed him under arrest.
Owen was held without bond. He is scheduled to appear Tuesday in Henry County General Sessions Court.
In an unrelated incident, a pickup truck was stolen between Thursday night and Friday morning near Mansfield.
According to the report by Sheriff’s Lt. Lance Perry, the theft was reported Friday at a property on Mansfield Road.
The owner said he had left the silver 2007 Dodge 3500 pickup next to a shed with the keys inside while hooked up to a stock trailer. The truck was last seen about 8 p.m. Thursday.
The thief or thieves unhooked the trailer before taking the truck.
The pickup was valued at $30,000.