Woman Brutally Beaten in Domestic Assault

LaGrange Police are looking for a man who allegedly brutally attacked the mother of his young child during a domestic incident Friday night.

Late Friday night about 10:19 p.m., officers with the LaGrange Police Department responded to Wellstar West Georgia Medical Center in reference to an injured person.

Officers arrived and made contact with the female victim, who stated that her boyfriend, Jeffery Stargell, had kicked her in the face and struck her multiple times with a baseball bat at a residence on Butler Street.

Police say the victim had swelling and bruises on the left side of her face and swelling on her right arm. The victim was also unable to move her right arm without using assistance, so hospital staff planned to conduct x-rays on the arm to see if it was broken.

The victim explained that she brought her six-yearold son to Stargell’s to visit his father, but when they arrived he did not answer the front door. She then had the child go around back and knock on the back door.

The victim stated that minutes later Stargell opened the front door, grabbed her, pulled her into the residence, and began punching her. Stargell then knocked her to the floor and kicked her in the face. He then grabbed an aluminum baseball bat and struck her twice, once on her upper arm and then on her forearm.

The victim stated she then attempted to call 911, but Stargell grabbed her cell phone and ran out the back door with it.

The victim stated she began screaming as soon as Stargell grabbed her, so her son ran to the front porch and witnessed the incident.

Police interviewed the child and he stated that he saw his father beating his mother. He told police that he saw Stargell knock his mother to the floor then kick her in the face, before picking up a metal baseball bat and hitting her with it twice on the arm.

Police were not immediately able to locate Stargell, so warrants were issued for his arrest for Aggravated Assault – Family Violence Act, Third Degree Cruelty to Children, Interference with a 911 Call, and Theft.

This incident is still under investigation by the La-Grange Police Department Criminal Investigation Section.

If anyone has any further information about this incident or the whereabouts of Stargell, please contact the LaGrange Police Department at 706-883-2603 or Troup County Crime Stoppers at 706-812-1000, or text an anonymous tip to 274637, keyword “LAGRANGE.” Anonymous tips can also be submitted online at www.lagrangega.org.

Information leading to the arrest of wanted suspects is often eligible for a cash reward.