A man has been arrested on charges that he tried to force his estranged wife into an oven on Thanksgiving in front of their five children
Rockdale County Sheriff's Office Sergeant Jodi Shupe says Martin Luther Jackson, 31, of Decatur has been charged with aggravated assault aggravated battery, cruelty to children and possession of marijuana after the altercation on November 23.
Shupe says Jackson and his 29-year-old wife have been separated since July and have five children, ranging in age from one to 13 years old. Jackson apparently started fighting with his wife after she and the children returned to their Conyers home on Thanksgiving.
Shupe says at one point during the fight Jackson apparently attempted to stuff his wife inside the kitchen oven, which had been left on to heat the house. The woman escaped and went to the sheriff's office with visible head injuries.
Shupe said investigators found Jackson hiding under a bed at his mother's house in Decatur -- where he had been living since the separation.