Man jailed on another punching attack charge in Midtown

A man who has been jailed three times in about 14 months on battery charges waived a court appearance Tuesday over his latest incident. Two of the incidents were in Midtown.

Curtis Bethea was arrested by Atlanta police on Monday on an aggravated battery charge in connection with an attack in Midtown the previous day. Bethea’s court appearance was rescheduled for March 22. No bond was set.

Bethea also was arrested in September 2015 for simple assault and a battery charge, according to Fulton County jail records. He was released in October.

In January 2015, he was booked into the Fulton jail on charges of aggravated battery, battery with substantial physical harm and battery. He was released in July 2015.

In Sunday’s incident, Atlanta police officers responded to an attack at 1080 Peachtree Street. The victim told officers he was walking when a man punched him in the nose, resulting in injuries to the victim’s nose and eye, according to police. The suspect continued to walk toward Crescent Avenue, but officers could not locate him until the next day.

In the January 2015 incident, the victim told police that someone punched him in the face, knocking him into the street as the victim walked to the Midtown Arts Center MARTA station.