Blake Clark, 33, was arrested after his ex-girlfriend alleged he attempted to burn her with a cigarette and grab her throat.

LaFayette police captain Stacey Meeks said Clark was arrested for a domestic violence incident in a residence where two juveniles were present.

Police report the incident as occurring on Thursday, Aug. 6, about 10 p.m. when Clark arrived at a residence off Smallwood Street and was told he was not welcome there.

Clark had already fled the scene when police arrived but were told by the victim that an argument she and Clark were having on the telephone resulted in his coming, uninvited, to her home.

Due to children being present, the victim said she did not welcome Clark, who was smoking a cigarette, cursing her and tried to burn her with the cigarette.

The victim stood up from the couch and Clark allegedly pushed her against the wall and attempted to grab her throat.

The woman told police that she slapped Clark a couple of times in order to escape.

The victim’s son and a friend witnessed the incident that occurred with two juveniles also present.

The woman said she was afraid for her safety and the children’s safety.

She complained of injuries, but officers did not report seeing any visible injuries.

She was transported to Hutcheson Medical Center in Fort Oglethorpe.

Police caught up with Clark shortly after the incident at a residence in the 200 block of West Main Street.

Clark denied hitting the woman but admitted he tried to burn her with a cigarette.

Clark said he had been drinking and had snorted a crushed-up hydrocodone pill.

He was charged with assault and criminal trespassing.

Josh O'Bryant is a reporter for the Walker County Messenger in LaFayette, Ga.

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