Woman assaulted with knife, cane

September 2, 2013 

A 40-year-old woman was beaten with a cane and choked by unknown assailants Sunday at a Marathon Drive mobile home, according to a Columbus police report.

Two men, also residents of the mobile home, told police they were assaulted in the home's kitchen around 11:10 p.m. The 49-year-old victim sustained two lacerations to his right forearm after he was allegedly assaulted with a knife. The 33-year-old victim told police he was also threatened with the knife and cane.

The 40-year-old woman who was allegedly beaten and choked was flushed and showed signs of swelling to her forehead, according to the report.

No description of the assailants was given, though police recorded the crime as family violence. Details will be added as they become available.

Motorcyclist killed in wreck near Cusseta, Ala.

A Lanett, Ala., motorcyclist was killed Sunday morning after he ran into a pickup truck near Cusseta, Ala., according to an Alabama State Troopers press release.

Jason Franklin Elliott, 40, was traveling on Chambers County 389 around 11:30 a.m. when he collided with a 2008 GMC Sierra driven by an Opelika, Ala., man. He was pronounced dead shortly afterwards.

No further details were available Sunday.

Teen, 12-year-old killedin Linden, Ala., collision

A 19-year-old and 12-year-old were killed in a Sunday afternoon crash near Linden, Ala., according to an Alabama State Troopers news release.

Anthony Robinson Jr., 19, of Linden was driving south on U.S. 43 with 12-year-old Christopher Boykin of Demopolis, Ala., when he collided with a car driven by Demopolis resident Leonard Essex.

Both Robinson and Boykin were pronounced dead on the scene. Essex was injured and taken to Bryant Whitfield Hospital.

No further information was available Sunday.

-- Tiffany Stevens

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