Kokomo man charged with battery after police say he attacked woman with board

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Walter Clayton

KOKOMO, Ind.– A Kokomo man is facing charges for allegedly attacking a woman with a board.

A Kokomo police officer heard a woman screaming for help near Market Street and Sycamore Street on July 21. He located her and found that she had blood in her hair and on her face.

He took her inside the police station and called an ambulance. The victim had several cuts on her scalp and swollen areas on her face, head and arms, according to court documents.

She told police the suspect, Clayton Walker, was drunk at home in the 1000 block of North Purdum Street and began hitting her with a board, then tried to force her to take a shower.

She ran out of the house and towards the police station. She said she had lapses in her memory due to being hit in the head so many times.

She was later taken to the hospital by her mother after refusing an ambulance.

Officers went back to the home but did not find Walker. A warrant was issued for his arrest, and he was taken into custody Sunday morning.

He faces a preliminary charge of battery by means of a deadly weapon.