Phillip Albert Early was charged Tuesday with simple battery and criminal trespassing.
According to a warrant, Early is accused of entering Carter’s Pharmacy off South Cobb Drive in Smyrna just before noon on Friday, going behind the pharmacy counter and attacking a pharmacist.
He reportedly pushed the man into the prescription shelf. After the pharmacist fell on the ground, Early allegedly started punching him in the head and body.
“Two men heard the witness screaming for help and came into the pharmacy and pulled the accused off the victim and held him on the ground until (police arrived),” the warrant states.
Early is accused of trespassing after he reportedly entered the pharmacy roughly four hours before the incident and was told by a police officer not to come back.
He was released from the Cobb Jail the same day of his arrest on a $5,000 bond.