A Marion man was arrested and charged after allegedly breaking into another man’s home and assaulting him, according to reports.
Detective Lisa Morgan of the Marion Police Department charged Tony Allen Johnson, 35, of Georgia Avenue in Marion with assault with a deadly weapon, burglary and criminal damage to property.
At approximately 7:15 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 13, Marion P.D. officers responded to 2234 Sugar Hill Road – the home of 41-year-old Christopher Scott Buchanan – in regard to a heated domestic disturbance in progress.
According to Marion Police Lt. Rusty Jenkins, the suspect, Johnson, arrived on the property wielding a knife and beating on the front door, a result of a supposed prior interaction between the victim and a member of Johnson’s family.
“Someone went outside the house to confront him (Johnson). He became angry and kicked the door open to enter,” said Jenkins. “He did have the knife on him, but he had set it down, so it was not used in the assault.”
After a brief argument between the two, Johnson allegedly assaulted Buchanan with his hands, resulting in a laceration to the head and redness to the left ear, according to Jenkins. Buchanan did not require treatment for his injuries.
According to the McDowell County Sheriff’s Office, an assault-related case between Buchanan and the person involved the alleged interaction is currently under investigation by detectives. No charges in this incident have been filed at this time.
An initial bond for Johnson was set at $202,500, according to arrest reports.