Man arrested, accused of assaulting woman with ax handle - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Man arrested, accused of assaulting woman with ax handle

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MILLINGTON, TN (WMC) -

A man is behind bars, accused of assaulting a woman with a wooden ax handle, according to Millington Police Department.

The victim told police she was awakened by someone knocking on her door. The victim said Melvin Allen, 56, who she has been separated from for four months, came into the room and started arguing with her about cheating.

The victim told investigators that she tried to leave the room to call police, but Allen hit her in the back of the head with a wooden ax handle. The victim said Allen put the ax handle on the bed, and when she got off the floor to call police, Allen ran out the door.

Officers said the victim had a bump on the back of her head consistent with the attack.

Police searched the area and found Allen hiding in the bushes of a nearby gas station.

Officers said Allen spontaneously said that he recently left the victim.

Allen was arrested and charged with aggravated assault.

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