Monday, July 20, 2009

Aggravated Assault Charged

Putnam County commissioner Jerry Ford was at Monday night's commission meeting with his arm wrapped in a bandage and stitches in his head. Ford, who owns several properties around town, was attacked with a hammer by the son of one of his tenants as he attempted to collect rent last week. 25-year-old Marcus Eulis Wright is charged with aggravated assault. Police say there was no apparent provocation for the assault. They also say that Wright was the individual who instituted an unprovoked assault on a county corrections officer in March of this year. He'll be in court on the latest charge August 10th.