West Point Police arrest man for aggravated assault with box cutter
Wesley Eugene Mezick (Photo credit: West Point Police Department)
WEST POINT, GA (WTVM) -
West Point police officers have arrested Wesley Eugene Mezick for
allegedly assaulting a man with a box cutter and for probation violation.
On Feb. 23 at approximately 6:55 p.m., officers with the West
Point Police Department responded to the area of East 10th Street in reference
to an aggravated assault.
The victim stated that he was approached by white male
suspect, later identified as Mezick. The suspect allegedly asked the victim for
money. The victim responded by telling the suspect that he had no money at
which point the suspect assaulted the victim with a box cutter severely cutting
him in the face and on the head.
The victim was transported by EMS and is in stable condition.
Investigators also responded to conduct follow up on the
assault and to process the crime scenes. They were able to identify the suspect
as Mezick, and it was also determined that Mezick had an active warrant out of
Troup County for probation violation. An additional warrant for aggravated
assault was also obtained.
West Point Police Officers located Mezick at West Point
Storage on Highway 29 on Feb. 24 at approximately 10:20 a.m. He was arrested
The West Point Police would like to thank the Georgia Bureau
of Investigations (GBI), the Troup County Sheriff's Office and the LaGrange
Police Department for their assistance with this investigation.