Man who allegedly kidnapped and attacked woman in custody

Credit: Newton County Sheriff's Office

Credit: Newton County Sheriff's Office

A man who is accused of kidnapping a woman, stabbing and beating her, and leaving her naked in another county is in custody, authorities said.

Derwin Glenn Johnson Jr., 23, was arrested Friday at his father’s residence in Newton County, according to sheriff’s spokesman Jeff Alexander.

Johnson took the woman from a DeKalb County motel Wednesday night, police said. Her 1-year-old child was left inside the hotel room during the attack.

A woman passing by found the 23-year-old mother walking naked along the Jack Neely and Fairview Road area of Newton County about an hour after the assault, Alexander said.

“She did not know where she was at,” witness Carla Harris told Channel 2 Action News. “She had no clue where she was. She came out of the woods with no clothes on.”

Harris said the woman had stab wounds on her head and bite marks all over her. She also had teeth knocked out.

She was taken to a hospital and her last known condition was stable.

Authorities said the woman knew Johnson but did not discuss the nature of their relationship.

Newton County authorities charged Johnson with aggravated assault and aggravated battery, Alexander said.

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