Metter police arrested a man Thursday morning after he reportedly beat and stabbed his girlfriend, who officers found walking down the street after the incident.
Dennis Dean Morgan, 62, of Metter, was arrested on charges he stabbed his girlfriend, Teresa Niang, 39, also of Metter, with a knife.
Around 11 p.m., "officers were dispatched to an assault call involving weapons at an address on Boston Street," Metter Police Chief Dennis Nelson said. "Upon arrival in the area, Officer James McKie located the victim walking down the street. After speaking with her he quickly discovered that she had been stabbed and beaten."
McKie immediately called for emergency medical assistance and secured the victim in his patrol car to get her out of the cold.
"Within seconds ... McKie also located and arrested (Morgan), Nelson said. "The initial investigation revealed ... Morgan stabbed Niang."
The weapon used was recovered and Morgan was transported to the Candler County Jail, charged with aggravated assault.
Niang was transported to a local hospital in stable condition, he said.
"I would like to commend Officer McKie for his quick attention to details," he said. "He performed his duties in an exemplary manner."
The case is still under investigation. Anyone having any additional information on this case is asked to contact Investigator Justin Wells at (912) 685-2190 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Holli Deal Bragg may be reached at (912) 489-9414.