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Westmoreland Man Strikes Girlfriend in Head With Pry Bar

By Jessie Williams

A Westmoreland man was charged with aggravated assault after his girlfriend reported that he hit her in the head with a metal pry bar during an altercation. 


On Friday, January 19, Sergeant Kyle Petty and Major Joey Wilburn, of the Macon County Sheriffs Department, arrived at 108 Harper Lane, where they found the female victim with a large, swollen knot on the left side of her forehead and the weapon she accused him of hitting her with.
The affidavit of complaint filed at the Macon County Sheriffs Office states that 31-year-old William Anthony Guffey pushed his girlfriend, slammed her and struck her in the head with a metal pry bar. The victim also showed police a bald spot on the top of her head that she stated was from Guffey pulling her hair out during the altercation.
Guffey was found at a neighbor’s house where he ran with three children after the incident took place.
The three minor children were home during the alleged assault, and the Department of Childrens Services was called to the scene.
An ambulance was dispatched to tend to the female victim, who refused transport.
Guffey was arrested and charged with aggravated assault. His bond was set at $15,000, and he is scheduled to appear in General Sessions Court on February 7, 2018.