Erick Lamar Stevens, 25, of Athens, Georgia, was arrested early Monday morning after assaulting his new wife, hours after exchanging "I dos" and were to begin their honeymoon at the Country Inn & Suites.
The hotel clerk called 911 after the 31-year-old victim came to the lobby with a bleeding nose and still wearing her wedding dress, according to police. The assault happened after a reception at an unnamed location, police said, during which Stevens allegedly got mad because the DJ was making advances on a bridesmaid. He got more belligerent as the night went on, police said. On the drive to the hotel Monday morning, he punched his wife in the face during an argument in which he accused her of cheating on him, police said. At some point, the victim stopped the car and forced Stevens out. Police said she then drove to the hotel alone to go to bed. The night clerk later phoned the woman’s room to let the her know Stevens had arrived and the woman agreed to allow in the room, according to police. But as soon as Stevens got to the room, he charged the victim, grabbed her by the hair, then punched and bit her several times, police said. When the woman tried to leave the room, Stevens allegedly dragged her by the hair to a corner to apparently keep her from leaving. While assaulting his wife, police said, Stevens “ultimately pulled out all of her (hair) extensions,” which officers later found on the floor and on a night stand. When someone went to the room to investigate the disturbance, the victim used the opportunity to escape and went to the hotel lobby to ask a clerk to call 911, police said. An officer noted in the incident report that the bridge of the victim’s nose was cut, her eye was swollen, and one of her wrists was beginning to swell, police said. Emergency medical personnel inspected the wrist and thought it might possibly be broken. She was taken for treatment at a local hospital, police said. Stevens, of Spring Valley Road, was charged under the state Family Violence Act with battery and false imprisonment. He was detained without bail Tuesday afternoon at the Clarke County Jail.I just can't.
source: Athens Banner-Herald