A man accused of cutting his girlfriend with a knife Tuesday faces charges of aggravated assault and child cruelty, according to Bulloch County sheriff's reports.
Portal police also investigated the incident because the victim left the Harold Howell Road location at which the assault occurred and called for help again after stopping at a College Heights residence within the Portal city limits, said Portal police Chief Jason Sapp.
Vianca Lucille Jones, 24, of Harold Howell Road in Portal, first called for help around 12:30 p.m. from the area where the incident occurred. She reported being assaulted by her boyfriend, Alexander Brown, 44, who also lives at the Harold Howell Road home, reports stated.
But when deputies arrived at the scene, both Brown and Jones had left. Sapp said Jones later called for help when she stopped at the College Heights home, telling police Brown had cut her with a knife and pushed her 5-month-old baby out of the car.
Bulloch County EMS responded to the College Heights location and transported Jones to the hospital, where she was treated for cuts and lacerations to her arm, nose and leg, Sapp said.
Deputies located Brown in the Portal area Wednesday and charged him with possession of a knife or firearm during the commission of a crime, aggravated assault, first-degree cruelty to children and third-degree cruelty to children, according to reports.
First-degree cruelty to children involves a "malicious act" to a child, according to charges described in the report, while third-degree cruelty to children involves a person committing a crime or violent act in the presence of children.
Brown was taken to the Bulloch County Jail to await further bond and court hearings, according to reports.
Holli Deal Saxon may be reached at (912) 489-9414.