A Homer man is facing aggravated assault and other Family Violence Act charges in connection to an alleged assault at a Hall County park Friday morning.
Kyle Eddward McCormick, 22, is accused of refusing to allow a 21-year-old woman to leave a public restroom at River Forks Park on three occasions by pulling her back inside, according to Hall County Sheriff's Office spokesman Derreck Booth.
Booth said the suspect and the victim were involved in a relationship.
McCormick reportedly was holding a knife and told the victim he would kill her and then kill himself, according to Booth
"He also attempted to stab the victim with a knife, and he hit the victim in the mouth with his fist and that resulted in a busted lip," Booth said.
A friend of the victim was able to disarm McCormick, Booth said. At that time, the friend, another friend and the victim attempted to drive McCormick to the hospital for evaluation.
"During the drive, he jumped out of the vehicle and took off on foot and then we were notified of the incident and the investigation began," Booth said.
Booth said on Sunday evening, McCormick was arrested to custody by Warrant Unit officers on West Avenue at Comer Street in Gainesville. He remains in the Hall County Jail without bond.
Booth said McCormick has been charged with aggravated assault, battery, false imprisonment and terroristic threats and acts; all of those charges have been filed under the Family Violence Act.
The Hall County Sheriff's Office continues to investigate.