A Fort Wayne woman received nine staples and eight stitches after being struck in the head with a hammer by her boyfriend.
Morris J. Taylor Jr., 59, of Indianapolis, asked to stay with the woman for a few days and the woman told police that Taylor started to get loud when they were talking about their relationship July 16, according to a probable cause affidavit filed Tuesday.
When the woman told Taylor he needed to leave, he allegedly struck her in the head with a hammer, knocking her off her chair on onto the floor. Police said the woman used her hands and feet to stop some of the blows, but was still struck in the head about seven times.
She received nine staples and eight stitches to close the seven cuts to her head, court papers said. The woman also had a cut to her left palm and to the outside of her left thigh.
Police said Taylor fled the scene after the alleged battery and could not be located. He was charged Tuesday with aggravated battery, battery and criminal recklessness.