One person was arrested and a warrant has been filed for her ex-husband after a fight on Bedford Drive recently.
Jennifer Stribling Allen, 37, 1630 Sweet City Road, Elberton, was charged with battery after she allegedly used a pink stick to strike her ex-husband.
According to the incident report, officer Gary Floyd responded to the call where he found seven or eight people yelling back and forth at each other. He separated them into two groups and spoke first with the homeowner, who told him Allen had been texting her all day looking for her ex-husband, which is the homeowner’s boyfriend. She said when her boyfriend came over, Allen showed up with three teenage boys and began honking the horn. When her boyfriend went outside, Allen allegedly got out of the vehicle with a long pink stick and the two began to fight The three boys also jumped on her boyfriend to prevent him from hitting Allen. The woman stated that during the fight, Allen came up to her on the porch and grabbed her by the front of her shirt. She said she defended herself against Allen. Floyd noted that the woman had bruising on her arm and cheek. Since her boyfriend was on probation, he panicked and fled before Floyd arrived.
Allen told Floyd that she came to the residence to get her cell phone back from her ex-husband. She said that he ran out toward the car when she pulled up so she got out her pink stick to defend herself. She said he hit her with a closed fist and yanked out her hair weave, so she w hacked him with the stick. She said that the girlfriend and her daughter both jumped on her while her ex-husband and the teen boys were fighting. Her hair weave was recovered on the porch and returned to Allen before she was taken to jail. The pink stick was taken into evidence. Warrants were to be issued for her ex-husband.
Other incidents on file at the sheriff’s office recently included:
•Madison County deputies responded to four suicide threats or attempts in the county.
•Officer Gary Floyd responded to a domestic dispute on First Street in Carlton last week. The couple stated they were arguing over their kids not going to bed or doing their homework. The woman told Floyd that “their problem was over before he arrived.” The husband said his wife was drunk and on methadone and that they only argue when she drinks while taking her medication.
•A clerk at an Ila store reported that a white female in a black mini van drove off without paying for $57 worth of gas. The clerk provided the tag number and said the vehicle headed toward Commerce.
•A woman on Pine Valley Farm Road reported that her 2002 Mitsubishi Eclipse had been stolen.
•Officer Joshua Smith was sent to assist animal control officer Beth Harmon on a call about a possible rabid skunk on Cooper Road. Smith killed the skunk, which was then taken by Harmon for testing.
•A man on Norwood Circle reported that someone used his Social Security card to file a 2011 tax return.
•A woman on Pecan Street reported that a pistol and other items were stolen from her home.
•A woman on Briarwood Lane said she found a purse in the middle of the road on West Briarwood Drive. The purse contained several types of medication, a wallet with bank cards, an ID and a Social Security card. The officer attempted to contact the owner by phone, but was unable to get in touch with her. The purse and contents were placed into an evidence locker.
•A woman on Stone Stewart Road reported that she had been receiving harassing phone calls from her boss’s wife. Officer Timothy Parr contacted the woman, telling her that if the calls and texts continued he would get a warrant for her arrest. He also told her that she should deal with any issues she had with her husband through an attorney or marriage counselor.
•A man came to the sheriff’s office to report his father missing. The man said his father has issues with substance abuse and had threatened suicide in the past. A BOLO was placed on the man and his vehicle.
•A man on Kellogg Drive reported that a woman he knows only as “Teresa” possibly stole several of his late wife’s items from his home, including her driver’s license, a book of checks, a bank card and a gas card. He said he noticed the items missing after she moved out of his residence when their relationship did not work out. He said he kept his late wife’s items for sentimental reasons and that they had either been cancelled or had expired. He said one of the checks was reportedly cashed at Ingles, though the checking account has been closed since 2003.
•Officers returned to the same Kellogg Drive residence the next day after they were told that a child there had missed school for the past week. Officers went to the back door and announced “sheriff’s office,” and while they could hear someone moving around, no one came to the door. After several failed attempts to get someone to the door, one of the officers looked inside the partially open door and called out. When the door was opened, officer Brandon Moss wrote that he detected a strong smell of marijuana. Once inside, a woman came running from the other side of the house and said she had not heard anyone at the door. When told why they were there, the woman said she had just moved to the residence a few weeks ago and had not enrolled her daughter in school yet. Moss noted that the house was “very unclean” and that several of the rooms’ floors were covered in half-smoked cigarettes and used razors and that the children had open access to these areas. However, no illegal narcotics were found in plain view during the visit. A report was forwarded to DFCS for follow up.
•A woman on Hwy. 106 North reported that her boyfriend punched her bedroom door, causing damage to the door. She said they were arguing so she locked her bedroom door and was about to leave when he punched a door because he wanted to get his clothing out. She said she had already removed his property and put his clothing in a bag in the kitchen. She had taken him to his mother’s house before officer Chad Parr arrived.
•A Danielsville restaurant worker reported that a group of four teenagers came into the restaurant to eat, and that while two of them were paying for their meals, two others left and ran down the street. He said this has been happening at other times as well.
•A couple on Hwy. 106 South reported that they had been threatened with a knife by their mentally ill grandson. The boy had calmed down by the time officers arrived and was taken to ARMC for a mental evaluation.
•A man on Kevins Way reported that someone stole his pistol out of his truck. He said he went rabbit hunting the day before in Clarke County, leaving the pistol in a holster in the front seat of his unlocked truck. He said he did not know if it was taken there or from his yard, where he also leaves his truck unlocked.
•A man on Loggerhead Lane reported that someone stole his Husky air compressor from underneath his front porch.
Calls received by the county 911 office this past week included:
•An accident between a black Mustang and a black Cherokee was reported at 1:10 p.m., Jan. 7, at Neese-Commerce Road and Hwy. 98.
•One person complained of neck injuries after a blue Toyota Tacoma and a black Ford truck collided at Neese-Commerce Road and Hwy. 106 at 6:30 p.m., Jan. 7.
•A 30-year-old man complained of neck and back pain after his Mazda Miata left the roadway on Wildcat Bridge Road and struck a tree at 7:37 p.m., Jan. 8.
•A person called 911 to report that a 3-year-old had swallowed a diaper wipe at James Adams Road and Hwy. 174. The child was breathing, but the caller believed the wipe was stuck in the child’s throat.
•A 34-year-old man reportedly accidentally shot himself in the chest at 3:26 a.m., Jan. 10, on Wesley Chapel Road. According to the 911 report, the man said he “went outside to scare something,” and he “tripped and fell and the gun went off.”
•A motor vehicle accident with an injury was reported at 7:45 p.m., Jan. 8, on Van Manley Road.