View Mobile Site
  • Bookmark and Share

Suspect charged in assault at motel

Authorities: Man beat girlfriend

POSTED: December 2, 2009 4:00 a.m.

A Dawsonville woman remains hospitalized and her boyfriend is in custody a week after what authorities described as a brutal attack at an extended stay motel.

  

Sheriff’s officials say the 34-year-old woman suffered extensive injuries in the Nov. 23 beating.

  

She remains in an area hospital, where authorities say she required major surgery for her injuries.

  

Dawson County Sheriff’s Lt. Tony Wooten said Johns Creek police alerted the local department to the woman’s condition.

  

The victim’s live-in boyfriend, 33-year-old Matthew Dwight Willis of Dawsonville, was arrested Nov. 25 at the motel. He faces felony counts of aggravated assault (family violence) and aggravated battery.

  

“Investigators believe the suspect struck the victim, causing injuries to her face and head,” Wooten said.

  

Willis, who is being held without bond at the Dawson County Detention Center, has previous family violence arrests, jail records show.

COMMENTS

  • Bookmark and Share

Commenting not available.
Commenting is not available.

FEATURED PHOTOS

Local murder investigation ...
(Former) Maj. John Cagle, w...
Dawson teen missing, last s...
Dawson County Sheriff’s Off...
Kaila Billingsley signs wit...
Kaila Billingsley poses wit...
Junior varsity girls get ba...
Marlie Townley goes up for ...
DCHS swim team sets school ...
Rustin Howell swims for Daw...
Dawson loses two close road...
Jeremiah Crumley goes to th...
Varsity girls get region wi...
Kaylee Sticker takes a last...
Chamber speaker tells busin...
Author and entrepreneur Kev...
Spelling bees take place in...
Cassie Tallant gives final ...
Wrestlers compete in area d...
Levi Baggett (152 pounds) c...
 

Please wait ...