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.