A Columbus man faces charges after police say he smashed his girlfriend’s car windows and chased her and a neighbor through two homes.
Officers arrested Anthony Morris, 31, whose charges including aggravated assault, burglary and reckless conduct in connection with the Monday night incident, reports state.
According to police, the suspect’s 37-year-old girlfriend stepped onto her Third Avenue front porch around 9:45 p.m., leading a neighbor to walk over and ask if she wanted any wings. At some point, the suspect came outside, grabbed his girlfriend and pushed her into the porch.
Police said the girlfriend and neighbor ran across the street and into the neighbor’s home. The suspect got a baseball bat from inside his home, came back outside and used a rock to smash three windows on his girlfriend’s Dodge Durango. He then crossed the street to the neighbor’s home, kicked in a door and grabbed the phone from the neighbor, who was speaking with a 911 dispatcher.
The suspect chased his girlfriend and the neighbor out the back door and into a nearby home. He forced his way through a back door, yelling that he’d stab the neighbor. He put a pocket knife to the woman’s neck and said “I’ll teach you to call 911,” police said.
The girlfriend had run into a child’s bedroom to hide, and the suspect found her lying on the bed. He swung the knife in his hand as he cursed and told the girlfriend he’d stab her, reports state.
The girlfriend was taken to The Medical Center, police said.
Police arrived at the girlfriend’s home and began their investigation. At some point, the suspect returned to the home and was arrested, police report.