Suspect claims self defense for hitting man in the head with crowbar on 1st Ave.

Published: Sep. 26, 2023 at 2:19 PM EDT|Updated: Sep. 29, 2023 at 11:31 AM EDT
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COLUMBUS, Ga. (WTVM) - The man accused of aggravated assault in an incident on First Ave. that left a man injured appeared in court Sept. 28.

29-year-old Christopher Bell pled not guilty due to self defense.

Bell is being held without bond.

On Sept. 21, a 45-year-old victim was struck in the head with a crowbar that left him in critical condition.

According to officials, the victim suffered a skull fracture with brain bleed, and he is still in the hospital and doesn’t remember what happened or his name.

The defense said that witnesses say the the victim had a knife and Bell came back with a crowbar.

The Columbus Police Department arrested Bell on Sept. 26.

This case has been bound over to superior court.