A wanted man from Whitfield County is now in custody.

Michael David Ricketts, 19, of Dalton was arrested in Hamilton County Monday.

Ricketts was wanted for a charge of aggravated battery, other weapon after a girl he knew was knocked unconscious.

On Sunday, Whitfield County Sheriff's deputies were dispatched to a home where the girl was unconscious, according to a police report.

Deputies found the girl with an excessive amount of bruising and bite marks on her body.

An ambulance took her to a local hospital.

Ricketts, who was safeguarding her when first responders arrived, was also taken to a hospital to be checked out because he was acting like he was possibly under the influence of narcotics.

A small amount of crystal meth was found in the room where Ricketts and the girl had been.

Another woman who was at the scene gave a statement to Whitfield County deputies.

Ricketts is currently in the Hamilton County Jail.