Police arrested a 45-year-old man last week after a fight over chicken soup turned violent.
Officers from the Covington Police Department were called to a trailer on Turner Lake Road and when they arrived found the female victim standing outside holding her side and "having a difficult time breathing and in obvious pain."
She reportedly told officers that Andrew Webb elbowed her in the side and she "could not take the pain any longer."
The victim said Webb had been in the kitchen with her and that he snatched a bowl of chicken soup from her then elbowed her in the ribs causing her to fall against the stove, knocking it out of place.
When officers approached the trailer the met with Webb and the victim's boyfriend (and a witness to the incident), who verified what the victim had told the officers. He allegedly told officers that he heard an altercation in the kitchen and when he looked up he saw the victim "go flying through the air," and then hit the stove, pushing it the side.
Webb immediately denied the accusations, saying "I did not hit her; all I did was snatch the bowl of chicken soup out of her hands. I don't know how she got hurt."
Officers arrested Webb despite his protests and charged him with battery. He was transported to the Newton County Detention Center where he remains as of press time.