Man fights with wife in car, then fights with officers arresting him

Michael Cole. Photo/Fayette County Jail.
Michael Cole. Photo/Fayette County Jail.

A Chattahoochee Hills man faces felony charges after fighting with his wife in their vehicle while parked on a Tyrone street, then fighting with officers as they broke up the fight and took him into custody.

Michael Cole, 55, was charged with aggravated assault and two counts of felony obstruction, according to Fayette County Jail records.

Tyrone Police Department spokesman Philip Nelson said officers on Oct. 15 at approximately 5:45 p.m. responded to the area of Ashland Trail off Castlewood Road in reference to a domestic in progress call.

As they arrived, the officer could see Cole inside the vehicle parked on the street and fighting with his wife, said Nelson.

The Tyrone officer intervened to stop the fight and place Cole under arrest. Also arriving at the scene was a Peachtree City officer to offer assistance, Nelson said.

Cole had allegedly already bitten his wife in the face during the fight and also fought with officers, including kicking them, as they attempted to subdue him. Cole was subdued and taken into custody after being tased by the Tyrone officer, said Nelson.

Cole and his wife had been at the home of a Tyrone resident prior to the incident, Nelson noted.