MARIETTA, Ga. (CBS46)- Marietta Police say they are relieved to have 26-year-old Landis Coulter. His arrest Wednesday was the first in the city as a result of the a scan by the fixed license plate readers.
Police believe Coulter is the man who allegedly brutally attacked a woman with a butcher knife the day after Thanksgiving and stole her iPhone 7.
It happened at the Laurel Hills Preserve Apartments in Marietta.
"We have an individual who brutally beat up a female, punched her more than 10 times according to the warrant. I'm sorry this is graphic but, he used a boot to stomp on her head, held a knife to her throat threatened to kill her," said Marietta Police spokesperson Chuck McPhilamy." He stated, 'you know that I can kill you,' then grabbed her phone and fled."
Coulter was on the run for weeks until police say he drove past a license plate reader that had been installed in the area.