According to a GPD incident report, a 26-year-old male came up to the officers to tell them that he had witnessed a man beating up a woman. As officers turned around, they noticed the 32-year-old female victim walking toward them.
The victim stated that she was just assaulted by a man identified as 36-year-old Marion Marshall Jr. of Griffin. The victim explained to officers that she was asleep in the passenger seat when she was suddenly woken up by Marshall hitting her.
Marshall reportedly stopped the vehicle, walked over to the passenger side and pulled the victim out of the vehicle. He then pushed the victim to the ground, which caused her to hit her head and black out. The victim stated that when she woke up, Marshall was gone.
The 26-year-old witness, who said he saw the entire incident from his front porch on North Hill Street, confirmed the victim’s account of what had happened. The witness added that Marshall pushed the victim on the ground so hard that he thought she was dead. It took about 30 seconds for the victim to get up, according to the witness.
Police then drove the victim, who refused medical treatment, to her residence.
Officers found out through dispatch that Marshall had a valid warrant out of Spalding County for contempt of court, and less than an hour after first responding to the scene of the incident, Marshall was arrested at his mother’s house on Lane Street.
Marshall was transported to the Spalding County Jail for the warrant out of Spalding County and for charges of battery under the Family Violence Act. In a statement he made at the jail, Marshall asked police officers if they found the victim on Hill Street because “that’s where I left her (expletive).”