The Cumming Police Department has arrested an 18-year-old male from Cumming that they say is responsible for assaulting a 16-year-old on Thursday afternoon.
According to Deputy Chief Aletha Barrett, spokesperson for the Cumming Police Department, Timmy Bryant Walls Jr., of Cumming was arrested for two counts of aggravated assault, three counts of terroristic threats and acts, simple battery, obstruction of law enforcement officers after officers responded to reports of a fight in progress at Azalea Circle in Cumming and found one 16-year-old female with minor injuries.
Barrett said that by the time that officers arrived on scene, a male suspect in the assault had fled the scene.
Through witness statements, Barrett said that the suspect was identified as Walls and was traced to his place of work. She said that when Walls was confronted by officers at his work, he fled for the second time, this time allegedly jumping over a barbed wire fence to evade officers.
She said that officers searched for Walls in the surrounding area using a K9 unit from the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office but that the search was called off at 6:08 p.m.
Walls self-surrendered to the Cumming Police Department at 6:31 p.m., and was arrested shortly thereafter, according to Barrett.
He has been booked into the Forsyth County Jail under a bond of $42,975.