Man arrested after hammer assault

February 23, 2009 3:16:58 PM PST
A Chicago man is behind bars accused of attacking his girlfriend with a hammer over the weekend. Forty-seven-year-old George Calhoun Jr. is charged with battery and attempted murder. He was arrested Sunday at the couple's home at 118th and Oakley.

Officers arrived on the scene to find Calhoun's 51-year-old girlfriend with several cuts and broken bones.

Investigators say she had been hit several times in the head and body with a hammer. She remains hospitalized.