A Bartow County deputy arrested 31-year-old Zachery Daniel Harper of Emerson on I-75 southbound at mile marker 285 about an incident at Best Western Inn and Suites on 5663 Highway 20 near Cartersville on Saturday night leading to disfigurement.
Investigators and medical personnel found his ex-finance in a room there with a severe laceration on her lower face. They say the wound will result in permanent disfigurement, with a scar changing her appearance.
She accused Harper of attacking her and restraining her against her will in their juvenile daughter’s presence. She said it happened so fast she couldn’t remember every detail. She stated that Harper poured Epsom salt and water all over her body.
All Harper admitted to doing was pushing her due to her attempting to stop him from leaving the room. He said he also threw a chair but couldn’t specify the direction.
Zachery Harper received charges for aggravated battery, false imprisonment, and cruelty to a child in the third degree.