A 50-year-old Lowndes County man was hit in the head with a hammer early Tuesday after he and his girlfriend”s son argued about money.
The victim, Jimmie Henley, of 156 Applewood Drive in Lowndes County, and his assailant began arguing at about 3 a.m. as they sat in a vehicle parked behind Bates Tire Center on Waterworks Road.
They were arguing about who took money from his girlfriend, who was also in the vehicle, said Columbus Police Department Public Information Officer Terrie Songer.
The assailant, who has not been charged or named by Columbus police, reached under the driver”s seat, grabbed a hammer and knocked Henley on the head, Songer said.
The victim was taken to Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle, where he was given stitches and released.
The woman who witnessed the fight picked Henley up from the hospital, Songer continued. They began fighting, which led to a simple domestic assault charge for Henley.
Henley cannot file an affidavit until after he is released from jail, Songer said. His attacker has not been taken into custody and a warrant has not been issued.