A Danielsville man was arrested on family violence charges recently after he allegedly attacked a juvenile girl during an altercation on Fowler Freeman Lane.
Donnie Lee Scogin, 44, was charged with one count of battery FVA.
Deputy Kyle Roberts responded to the residence in reference to a domestic dispute. Upon arrival he met with the complainant, a juvenile girl. She advised him that her mother’s boyfriend (Scogin ) grabbed her violently and pushed her to the ground, causing visible red marks to her person. She also stated that Scogin was yelling and screaming at her during the altercation, calling her names. She said that sometime during the altercation he snatched a clothes basket that contained four small puppies away from her and threw them.
The girl’s mother also witnessed the altercation and provided witness statements for the report.
The girl provided a written statement and pictures were taken. The girl had also recorded the whole altercation on her cell phone, but Roberts was unable to download the recording to the report at the time, so she was advised to save the recording. Scogin was taken to jail and DFCS was contacted in reference to the juvenile.
In another arrest, a Comer man was arrested last week following an altercation.
Michael Charles Swilling, 26, was charged with simple battery FVA.
Officer Tracy Rucker went to a house on Stone Ridge Drive last week in response to a call about an intoxicated person trying to start a physical altercation with several individuals at the residence. A woman there told Rucker that her boyfriend (Swilling) was in the backyard. She said that Swilling was intoxicated, and that he had grabbed her attempting to pull her out the back door. Sgt. Klint Segars and Rucker attempted to locate Swilling. After searching for approximately fifteen minutes, Swilling came out of the woods and was handcuffed behind his back and placed in Rucker’s patrol car.
The woman stated that she was not feeling well that night when Swilling began to argue with her about her laying around the house and not talking to him. She stated that she proceeded to sit up and talk to Swilling when he began to argue with her. She said that she was afraid he was going to hit her. She explained that she tried to go back to the bedroom and lay down when Swilling began pulling on her person trying to get her out the back door. She stated that is when she called 911. A witness at the scene corroborated her story.
Other incidents on file at the sheriff’s office last week included:
•A woman on Hannah Drive called to report that a neighbor’s kitten had bit her on the hand. She stated that a kitten that belongs to her neighbor was on her property when she let her dog outside. She picked the kitten up to keep it from getting hurt by her dog and the kitten bit her approximately three to four times, according to the report. Officer Chad Parr noted that she did have several bite marks on her wrist and hand area.
The neighbor stated that the kitten did not belong to her. She said that an adult stray cat came on her property and had several kittens and they never left. She also stated that she did not want the cats on her property. Both were advised that animal control would be taking over the case and would follow up at a later time.
•Officer Christopher Haston was dispatched to Hwy. 72 East in reference to a fifteen year old stabbing his stepfather. When he arrived on scene, he spoke with the mother of the juvenile, who stated that her son and husband had gotten into an altercation and that her son had stabbed her husband. Haston then spoke with the husband and asked him what happened while Cpl. Chad Parr talked with the juvenile.
The husband stated that earlier around 6:30 p.m. he got on to the boy for picking on his five year old brother. The boy became very hostile and pushed him, he pushed him back and held him down to try and calm him down. He stated that everything was fine till about 9 p.m. when they got into another altercation and the boy stated that he was going to stab him. He said he told the boy “you’re not going to stab s*(^.” That is when the boy allegedly got up from the bed and ran to the kitchen, grabbing a knife and came at his stepfather trying to stab him. He missed and cut his stepfather on the left index finger. He then allegedly ran to his bedroom and stabbed a hole in the wall and threatened to harm himself.
Cpl. Parr then advised Haston that the boy told him the same story. The Department of Juvenile Justice said they were going to place him in custody, but that he needed to be evaluated since he said he wanted to harm himself. Haston transported the boy to A.R.M.C where he was medically cleared, then transported to the Gainesville Youth Detention Center.
Pictures were taken of the knife, wall, and finger.
•A woman on Long Peeples Road reported that when she came home from Atlanta she found a water hose cut and her gallon gas can sitting beside the car in the driveway with the gas door open and the cap off on the car. She stated that some one also burned a mattress in her back yard and used her grill on her back porch.
She stated that she could not tell how much gas they took out of the car because she had not driven it in a while. She also stated that numerous other things in the yard were moved and messed with.
•A real estate broker called 911 to report that a home she has listed had been broken into.
The agent advised when she found the home damaged last week, she discovered the rear door of the residence open, which appeared to be the point of entry. She advised the stove had been removed and holes were in the walls and around the fuse box, which is consistent with someone stealing copper wire, according to the report. Officer Darren Sartain also found a door to the crawl space open and discovered copper pipes and wiring removed from the air conditioning unit and water heater. He did observe a partial shoe print underneath the residence and a photo was taken. Sartain also discovered the well pump and water tank were missing from outside the residence. Photos were taken of the other damages to the residence.
•Simple battery was reported between two women at a residence on South Railroad Street in Carlton last week. Three officers were dispatched there in reference to a domestic dispute.
On arrival in the area, they discovered a white Ford truck sitting on South Railroad Avenue, and stopped to check on the male and female standing outside the vehicle. They learned that the couple was involved in the call they were sent to.
The couple stated another couple at the nearby residence was implicating their child in a child molestation case. Officer Jason Luke advised them that if any investigating was being done, they would have heard from law enforcement, and that they should not confront the other couple based on heresay. The woman stated the woman in the residence jumped on her and she wanted to press charges. The couple in the residence stated the other couple came to their house early that morning wanting a phone number for another woman. They all began arguing and the two women began pushing and shoving each other. Both parties stated the other one started it. All parties were advised of the warrant process as well as the TPO process.
•Officer Josh Fowler went to Timber Ridge Lane last week regarding a theft. A woman there stated that her live in boyfriend`s son moved into the residence on Aug. 1. Over the past week, she said she has noticed jewelry missing from her bedroom. Earlier that day, she confronted the son about the items about the missing jewelry and she said he admitted to taking it. After Fowler’s arrival, he asked the son, who stated that he did not take any of the jewelry. She was advised of the warrant process.
•A woman on David’s Home Church Road reported that brother-in-law called her from the Walton County Jail asking her to come get their mother in-law from the detention center there because she had been removed from his residence. She said she told him that she was not going to be able to come and get her at this time of night. The brother-in-law allegedly became irate and began to “cuss her out,” telling her that he would come to her residence and “beat her @#$ and her husband`s @#$.” She said she then disconnected the phone call and called E-911 for assistance. After speaking with her, officer Josh Fowler contacted the Walton County Detention center and spoke with the (shift supervisor) asking if the phone lines from the jail were recorded. The woman was advised of the warrant process.
•A woman on Spratlin Mill Road called 911 to report that she and the driver of a tow truck who came to the residence to repossess her Ford Mustang got into an altercation.
By the time officer Kyle Roberts arrived, the tow truck driver had already left the residence and also called Madison County E-911 to report the assault and advised dispatch that he was pulling over at Spratlin Mill Road and Hwy. 72 West to wait on deputies. Deputy William Elrod arrived on scene at that location and began talking with the subjects in the tow truck. Written witness statements were taken from both of them.
Madison County EMS was called to check on the woman, who signed a medical refusal for treatment.
While Roberts was speaking with the woman, he noted that she was “very irate and agitated” and from everything he gathered he wrote that he believed she was the primary aggressor and possibly attacked the driver of the tow truck.
Due to conflicting stories, no arrests were made on scene, Both parties were advised of the warrant process through Madison County Magistrate Court. Pictures were taken and added to the report, along with
•Burglary was reported on David’s Home Church Road.
A man and his wife reported that when they came home they notice the lock had been cut and a piece of plywood was pulled from the right side of the building. The man explained that when they entered the residence, their 2003 Honda 4 wheeler and the 32” TV was missing. After examining the place, those were the only items that were taken.