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Man charged in assault on wife at gas station

COVINGTON -- A Newton County woman was hospitalized following an attack by her husband in the parking lot of a Ga. Highway 81 service station, police said.

According to Newton County Sheriff's Office spokesman Lt. Anthony Washington, the woman and her husband had been arguing Sunday and she had left the home. Later that day, she made arrangements to meet her husband and pick up her children, ages 7 and 2, at North Fork Chevron Station.

Washington said the woman told deputies when she met him in the parking lot of the store her husband "yelled at her, snatched the valve stem out of her tires, busted the driver's side taillight cover with a pair of pliers and struck the vehicle with a baseball bat. After damaging her vehicle, he struck her in the forehead with the pliers, as well as with a small black handgun."

When deputies arrived, the husband had already left the area. The victim was taken by ground ambulance to an area hospital.

A witness confirmed the woman's story and said during the altercation, he had attempted to intervene, but the husband "turned toward him with the firearm and pointed the firearm at him."

The husband, Jason Wayne Lindsey, 31, of 105 Meadow Overlook Drive, was located in Walton County and arrested and charged aggravated assault (Family Violence Act), cruelty to children in the third degree, possession of firearm or knife.

In other crime news, a woman reported to the NCSO that she was stabbed Wednesday afternoon while driving down Salem Road.

According to an NCSO incident report, the woman told deputies she was driving and her boyfriend was a passenger in her Ford Explorer when she attempted to turn into 5608 Salem Road, but her boyfriend grabbed the steering wheel to keep her from turning.

This put her "in reasonable fear of wrecking," according to the report. "While gaining control of the vehicle, the complainant slapped her boyfriend. While her arm was still extended, her boyfriend cut her near the fold on her back where the arm runs into the side and back."

The deputy who completed the report said the woman told him the boyfriend used a 4-inch knife, which left a 4-inch wound which he observed.

The woman next turned into Russell Braden Road "to get him out of the vehicle" and after exiting he threw a piece of wood onto the windshield, shattering it.

The woman was treated at the scene by EMS, but she refused further medical care. Warrants are being secured against the alleged assailant.