A Carlton man was arrested on family violence charges last week after a domestic disturbance on Paoli Road.
Michael Shane Erwin, 34, was charged with battery FVA, battery/simple battery FVA, criminal trespass and two counts of cruelty to children in the third degree.
On Oct. 2, Officer James Justice was dispatched to the area, and while on his way, dispatch advised him that Erwin had left the residence but was believed to still be in the yard somewhere.
Arriving at the residence, Justice pulled into the driveway to the carport where he saw a box lying as if it had been thrown, with numerous items scattered about. He met with the complainant/victim and her daughter, who was a witness to the incident. While the victim started to advise Justice on what had occurred, her boyfriend of 10 plus years (Erwin) walked around from the side of the house. Erwin’s shirt was smeared in fresh blood and he spoke up and stated “here I am, I’m turning myself in.” Erwin was detained and placed into handcuffs until all needed information was gathered. EMS was called to the scene to tend to Erwin’s wounds. Erwin stated he cut his wrist with a razor in his pocket. The razor was removed from his person and placed in a secure location.
While EMS was en route, Justice spoke with Erwin, who told him that he and his girlfriend had gotten into a verbal altercation over a man she had been hanging out with recently. As the altercation grew, he stated that he threw some items in the house, several of which were intentionally thrown at his girlfriend.
Her mother then allegedly came at Erwin with a broom in an attempt to get him out of the house. He said he pulled the broom out of the woman’s hands, which caused her to fall and hit the ground. Justice noted that Erwin smelled of alcohol.
The girlfriend said that they had been arguing over a man Erwin brought to the house earlier in the week.
As the verbal altercation grew while in the kitchen and dining room area, Erwin threw his dinner at her, followed by a rolling cart containing glass and ceramic cookware and numerous picture frames. The rolling cart stuck her on her left leg and ankle causing visible swelling to her leg, ankle and foot. The couple’s seven-year-old daughter was in the dining room at the time. Another older child stepped in to help get Erwin out of the house.
The girlfriend stated that incidents like this have occurred numerous times over the ten years that they have been together, but that she has not reported them.
In another arrest, Richard Allen Edgmon, 61, of Commerce, was charged with violation of Family Violence Order, TPO or PPO. According to the incident report, his wife said that her estranged husband has been to her house several times since he was served with a protective order. She said that he goes into the basement to gain access to the home and that he has threatened to kill her and her children.
She stated there was an incident in Jackson County where Edgmon tried to run over her kids.
Other arrests reported in the county included:
•Three people were arrested following a fight in Diamond Hill Mobile Home Park on Hwy. 29 South.
Mary Ann Gosnell, 44, Colbert, Elizabeth Marie Sorrow, 45, Hull and Briand Deland Drake, 48, Hull, were each charged with one count of affray.
•Milton James Thompson, 53, of Danielsville, was charged with disorderly conduct.
According to the incident report, deputy Kyle Roberts met with Thompson at the Madison County Library regarding a domestic dispute that happened at another location. Thompson told Roberts that he had got into a verbal argument with his wife when she showed up at the library to pick him up. Thompson stated that she got in her vehicle and left when they started to fuss and he got mad because she left him and was returning to his house on Hillwood Dr. and he didn’t want her in the house.
While Roberts was talking with Thompson, Madison County E-911 advised him that Mrs. Thompson had called in wanting to speak with a deputy. Mrs. Thompson stated that she received a call from her husband asking her to come pick him up from the library that he needed a ride home. Mrs. Thompson stated that when she arrived at the library that Mr. Thompson was on the phone with Madison County E-911 already and she heard him telling the dispatcher that she had outstanding warrants and that they needed to get some one out there quick.
Mrs. Thompson stated that her husband has been suffering from some mental problems lately and that their marriage has not been going very well. Mrs. Thompson stated that he has been walking off from home and has been banned from almost every store in Danielsville. Roberts checked with E-911 and found that the Danielsville Police Chief had just issued him a criminal trespass warning for the BP station and the Corner Store in Danielsville.
Roberts told Mrs. Thompson that he would be transporting Mr. Thompson back to the residence so that he could talk with her and figure out what’s going on. Upon my arrival at his home, Roberts asked Thompson to stay in his patrol vehicle while he stepped up on the porch to speak with his wife. He also advised Mr. Thompson that he was not under arrest at that time, but that he needed to complete his investigation. As he went inside to speak with the wife, Roberts noted that he could hear Thompson yelling from the patrol car.
Madison County E-911 advised Roberts over the radio that they had received four calls from Mr. Thompson from the rear seat of Roberts patrol vehicle. When Roberts asked him to get out of the car, Thompson began to yell very loudly and to scream at Roberts. After some resistance, he was arrested, handcuffed and taken to jail.
•Rebecca Cox, 40, Colbert, was charged with a probation violation and disorderly conduct last week after a report of a drunk person on Peachtree Street.
Deputy Larry MacKay met with two people who said they had been looking for Cox and found her in a neighbor’s yard, passed out.
When MacKay arrived, Cox was sitting on the porch yelling and screaming that it was nobody’s business that she drank.
She yelled at MacKay that he “should mind his own business and get away from her.” She was being loud enough that several neighbors had come out to see what was going on. The witnesses stated that she had drunk two bottles of tequila and since coming around had been belligerent. She was arguing with and slapping at anyone who came near her. MacKay had EMS check her and they found no medical reason to transport her to the hospital. Because she refused to go inside and continued to cause a disturbance MacKay placed her under arrest for disorderly conduct.
•Matthew James Smith, 33, Jefferson, was charged with public drunkenness last week after he allegedly caused a disturbance in the Royal Food Store in Ila, knocking over items in the store and throwing issues of “Bad and Busted” at the clerks.
Officer James Justice found Smith in the front yard of a neighboring property in a drunken stupor cursing and being loud while attempting to use the homeowner’s phone. Smith was placed under arrest, put in handcuffs and transported to the Madison County Detention Center where he was booked.
•Jeffrey Bernard Foote, 49, Hull, probation violation.
•Carroll Anthony Funkhouser, 47, Bowman, failure to appear.
•Gary Anthony Gaines, 49, Carlton, probation violation, removing or affixing license plate with intent to conceal or misrepresent, no proof of insurance, following too closely, no tag and driving while license withdrawn.
•Mikkos Shavoris Gantt, 24, Colbert, criminal trespass and battery FVA.
•Alan Richard Glaze, 35, Toccoa, DUI/alcohol.
•Scott Allen Goodwin, 39, Lexington, DUI/alcohol, speeding, reckless driving, weaving over roadway and seatbelt violation.
•Jonathan Crossland Grasman, 26, Danielsville, hold for Fitzgerald PD.
•David Ray Hayes, 53, possession of marijuana less than an ounce.
•Benjamin P. Hernandez, 33, Athens, reckless driving, driving without a license and weaving over roadway.
•Mickey Jay Horne, 29, Hull, probation violation and order to incarcerate.
•Tera Stephens Leon, 31, Arnoldsville, giving false name, address or birthdate to law enforcement officer.
•Stephen Marcous Muniz, 26, Watkinsville, probation violation.
•Jason Owen Nalley, 32, Hull, probation violation.
•Jonathan Andrew Norris, 28, Athens, probation violation.
•Kevin Ray Peeples, 27, Royston, DUI/alcohol.
•Cindy Maria Robinson, 37, Comer, child or youth restraint not used properly,
driving while license withdrawn and battery FVA.
•Michael Todd Sargeant, 45, Bowman, simple battery.
•Hoyt F. Silvey, 58, Hull, failure to appear.
•Danny Kaye Thrasher, 59, Athens, probation violation.
•George Brandon West, 22, Athens, criminal trespass, battery and a probation violation.
•William Tracy Whaley, 44, Monroe, probation violation.
•Arnitra Bernice Willingham, 24, Colbert, giving false name, address or birthdate to law enforcement officer, knowingly driving motor vehicle on suspended license and no proof of insurance.
•Dexter Bernard Allen, 55, Hull, failure to appear.
•Alisa Crumley Anglin, 51, Danielsville, disorderly conduct.
•Richard George Ansel, 54, Nicholson, driving without a valid license, seat belt violation and two counts of child or youth restraint not used properly.
•Dusty Neal Bone, 50, Danielsville, probation violation.
•Roger Eugene Bray, 34, Danielsville, conspiracy to commit a felony.
•Victoria Faye Collins, 20, Elberton, driving while license suspended.
•Mitchell O’Neal David, 43, Hull, probation violation.