A Commerce man was arrested on multiple charges stemming from a fight Monday evening.
Banks County Sheriff Charles Chapman reported deputies responded to an aggravated assault call where two men were in a fight on Hair Tree Lane, Commerce.
“The aggressor and the victim in this case were brothers-in-law,” Chapman said.
The aggressor is identified as John Kelsie Cain, 49, 134 Hair Tree Lane. Cain faces charges of aggravated assault, aggravated assault on a police officer and driving under the influence (DUI).
Cain allegedly attacked the victim with a large butcher knife. The victim was cut and he was transported to BJC Medical Center for treatment and released, Chapman reported.
Chapman reported a deputy pulled on to Hair Tree Lane and observed a black Dodge pick-up headed out of Hair Tree Lane. The BCSO deputy was aware that the aggressor was driving a Dodge pick-up.
When the deputy attempted to block Hair Tree Lane so the aggressor could not escape, Cain, who was driving the pick-up, began to accelerate the truck and rammed the patrol car the deputy was driving.
The deputy was able to exit his vehicle and take the aggressor into custody.
“The patrol car was rammed hard enough to cause both air bags to deploy,” Chapman said.
Cain was transported to the Banks County Jail and is being held on the charges at this time.
Chapman said, “He is charged with aggravated assault for cutting the victim and aggravated assault on a police officer for ramming the officer’s patrol car in an attempt to escape.”
The investigation continues by the BCSO criminal investigation division.