Officers from the Winder Police Department were dispatched to Barrow Regional Hospital Dec. 14, where a man claims he was assaulted.
Upon arrival officers noticed dried blood on the victims clothes and mouth. The victim also had a swollen eye and a cut underneath.
The victim explained that earlier when he returned to his residence on 2nd Street, his friend Arthur Carter was there drinking and smoking marijuana.
The victim asked Carter to leave because his parole officer had called and Carter refused.
The victim asked Carter for his house key he had been given and the two began arguing inside the apartment.
The victim claims Carter then punched him in the face and they wrestled each other to the ground. The victim then walked outside and began to call 911 when Carter walked up and grabbed his cell phone and broke it in an attempt to stop the victim from calling police.
The victim claims that Carter assaulted him again in the front lawn, and at one point rendering him unconscious by repeatedly hitting him in the face.
Carter then left the scene and the victim went to the hospital.
The victim was able to give Carter’s name and address to police and also stated that Carter was on parole for burglary and arson.
Officers went to the address provided by the victim in an attempt to locate Carter.
A female answered the door at Carters apartment and told police he was upstairs.
Carter was immediately handcuffed and read his Miranda rights.
Carter claims he stays at the victim’s from time to time and when he tried to leave earlier in the day the victim would not let him and kept “getting in his face.”
Carter also explained that the victim was throwing plates at him, which gave him a cut on his hand.
Carter was transported to the Barrow County Detention Center and charged with aggravated assault, aggravated battery and interfering with a 911 call.