Columbus resident Patrick Bellamy, 33, was arrested at approximately 3 p.m. Thursday for simple battery, reports show.
Columbus Police Officer Brandon Moore was called to a residence on Allen Street where he met with a woman who said her child's father, Bellamy, had punched her in the face and shoved her to the ground.
Records show the woman had a cut lip, and scratches on her forearm and ankle.
Bellamy said the fight began with the woman punching him.
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Bellamy remains in the Muscogee County Jail, jail records show.