Columbia man pleads guilty in case of assault with a hammer
COLUMBIA - A Columbia man pleaded guilty in Boone County court Monday to burglary and assault after police said shortly after being released from the hospital, Glen Cotton, 52, got into a fight with a man at a home on North William Street June 1.
Police said Cotton forced his way into the home uninvited, shoved the male victim and pushed a woman out of the way. During the alleged attack, officers said Cotton used a liquor bottle he was holding to try to hit the male victim. Then, they said he threw the bottle and started punching the victim. Police said Cotton started throwing cans of food at the victim and finally picked up a hammer and hit the victim with it.
When officers tried to arrest Cotton, police said he shoved the police officer.
Police said the unnamed victim was not hurt in the incident.
Cotton will be sentenced February 9.
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