Columbus police are searching for a man accused of hitting a 60-year-old woman in the back of the head with the blunt end of a knife Monday night.
According to Interim Columbus Police Chief Selvain McQueen, police responded to a call at around 11:45 p.m. and saw a lady walking near 1216 Eighth Ave. N. before collapsing to the ground.
“They called for medical care and asked her what happened and she said she had been beaten by a man,” McQueen said.
The strike caused injuries to the back of the victim”s head, McQueen said, and the suspect fled the scene before police arrived.
Police are looking for Jimmie Henley, of 136 Rhonda Road, as a suspect in the incident. Henley is out on bond for a June 2 charge of possession of paraphernalia and public drunkenness.
The victim identified Henley as her attacker, and McQueen said the two probably know each other, though he didn”t know the nature of their relationship.
After reviewing medical reports, McQueen said Henley would be charged with simple assault, which carries a maximum penalty of up to $1,000 and up to a year in jail.
The victim was treated and released from Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle, McQueen said.