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Augusta man charged in wife's stabbing

Friday, Sept. 14, 2012 10:28 AM
Last updated Saturday, Sept. 15, 2012 3:13 AM
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An Augusta man was in jail Friday after he stabbed his wife in front of their children, police said.

Hassan Coles, 34, was arrested after police said he stabbed his wife with their children present.  Special
Hassan Coles, 34, was arrested after police said he stabbed his wife with their children present.

According to a police report, Has­san Coles, 34, was visiting Quan­isha Coles, 30, from whom he had separated, at a residence on Warren Road around 11 p.m. Thursday. He grabbed a knife during an argument and stabbed her in the shoulder, police said.

Two others in the home tried to tackle Coles and retrieve the knife, causing him to stab an air mattress where his two children, ages 2 and 3, were sleeping, the report said.

Four other child­ren were present.

Police said Coles grabbed several knives before running away.

He was later found on the Aiken-Augusta Highway after he tried to jump onto a moving bread truck and hit the side mirror, police stated.

Hassan and Quanisha Coles were admitted to a hospital for treatment. He was released to the jail; she was treated and released.

“Her injury was very superficial,” Richmond County sheriff’s Lt. Blaise Dresser said.

Hassan Coles is charged with aggravated assault, possession of a knife during the commission of a crime, cruelty to children in the second degree and two counts of cruelty to children in the third degree.

Staff Writer Summer Moore contributed to this article.

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KSL 09/14/12 - 02:40 pm
Good grief. Barbarian?

Good grief. Barbarian?

tanbaby 09/15/12 - 08:15 am
too bad the side mirror

too bad the side mirror didn't do more damage to him....

JRC2024 09/15/12 - 09:57 am
What an idiot is all I can

What an idiot is all I can say. Let him cool off on Tobacco Road on the road gang for a period.

stumped 09/15/12 - 09:58 am

This guy should have just stayed in bed!!! I had to laugh!!
Glad the wife and kids are fine.

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