When police officers arrived at the scene, they made contact with 51-year-old Leon Jenkins and 31-year-old Zachery Lewis Mathis, both of Griffin.
Jenkins told police that he went next door to purchase an alcoholic beverage from Mathis. He further stated that Mathis told him he would sell a beer for $2 — to which Jenkins responded he would pay $1.50 for that beer, but not $2.
Jenkins told officers that Mathis then punched him in his left eye with a closed fist, as officers noticed Jenkins’ left eye swollen shut.
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