Benny Eugene Abernathy, 33 of Calhoun, was arrested in Rome this week.
Reports stated that Abernathy became involved in an altercation with a victim when he slammed a car door on her left leg. Reports added that the victim suffered visibly injuries.
Police stated that the attack occurred in front of a 12 year-old child.
Abernathy is charged with cruelty to children and battery.