Molino Man Charged With Using Chair To Attack Girlfriend
January 26, 2012
A Molino man is charged with felony battery after allegedly attacking his girlfriend with a wooden chair.
John Carl Nellums, 36, allegedly threw the chair across the kitchen of the Molino Road apartment he shares with his live-in girlfriend. The 45-year old victim told Escambia County Sheriff’s deputies that Nellums had been drinking all day Sunday and began arguing with her. She said he picked up a wooden dining room chair and threw it at her with all of his strength. Due to a previously broken and jagged edge on the chair, the victim said her thigh bled profusely after being hit by the chair. She was left with a deep tissue wound, according to a Sheriff’s Office report.
The victim said she was unable to get up off the floor for about 30 minutes. When she did get up to drive herself to the hospital, Nellums told her that if she did not let him go with her, he would “burn the house down”, according to an arrest report.
Nellums, who was previously convicted of aggravated battery in 1996 and pleaded no contest to another felony battery charge just five days before the incident, was booked into the Escambia County Jail without bond.