Warrant: Woman burned in dispute
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MARIETTA — A Marietta man was arrested on five misdemeanor counts after police say a verbal dispute turned into a physical attack with a hot iron.

Philip Banks was arrested by Cobb County police Aug. 14 at an apartment building on Favor Road, south of Marietta between Austell Road and South Cobb Drive.

The week before, on Aug. 7 at 7 a.m., Banks was yelling at a woman while she lay in bed, according to a warrant. When the woman ignored him, Banks pressed a hot iron against her left leg “causing a burn that will leave permanent scarring,” the warrant stated.

Banks was charged with committing battery in front of children, obstruction of law enforcement, hindering a person from making an emergency telephone call, battery and criminal trespass.

He was not given bond because he is considered a threat to the victim, the warrant stated. He is still in police custody.

— From staff reports

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