A Chattooga County Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman said Monday that both officers were taken to area hospitals early Sunday morning. They were treated and released that same day and even went back to work.
Marcus Creamer, 20, of 1309 Magnolia St., Rome, was charged with three counts of aggravated assault on a police officer, aggravated assault on an unborn child, aggravated assault under the Family Violence Act, battery under the FVA, third-degree cruelty to children, reckless conduct, second-degree criminal damage to property, disorderly conduct, public drunkenness and underage possession of alcohol.
According to reports from The Summerville News, officers responded to the disturbance at about midnight. Deputy Gary Campbell arrived first at the scene, followed by Summerville Police officer Matt Pritchard. Campbell pinned Creamer, who was holding a knife, to the floor in one apartment.
Once other officers arrived, Creamer was able to free his arm and started stabbing the officers. Officers managed to wrestle the knife away from Creamer after spraying him with pepper spray. Creamer stabbed Campbell twice in the chest and he stabbed Pritchard once on his right palm. Two other civilians were taken to area hospitals along with the officers for injuries.
Chattooga County investigator Matt Hayes is piecing together a motive for the initial domestic disturbance.
The Summerville News contributed to this report.
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