Christopher Aaron Godfrey, 34 of Rome, was arrested this week after he was accused of hitting a 37 year-old woman in front of two children.
Reports added that one of the children ran away from the home and dialed 911.
The woman suffered injuries to her face, neck and arms.
While being placed under arrest police said that he was found to be in possession of a knife that had a blade longer than five inches.
Godfrey is charged with felony possession of a knife during the commission of a crime, misdemeanor battery under the FVA and two misdemeanor counts of third-degree cruelty to children under the FVA.