Simple battery was reported on Horace Elnut Circle last week after a woman reported that she was struck by her girlfriend’s ex-boyfriend leaving red marks on her face and chest.
According to the report, officer James Justice met with the woman, who said she and her girlfriend got into an argument earlier in the night about the girlfriend being with her ex-boyfriend. Later, when the girlfriend came home from work, she brought the ex-boyfriend with her, and the argument resumed. The woman said she left the house to cool off and when she returned, she found her girlfriend and her “ex” on the couch, naked. When confronted, the man struck her in the face and on her chest, according to the report. The pair then got dressed and left together.
She was only able to furnish the man’s first name, and officer Justice told her more information was needed if she wished to get a warrant for his arrest.
Other incidents on file at the sheriff’s office this week included:
•A pocket knife with a three-inch blade was found on a high school student who was being searched for allegedly having some type of smoking device. He was charged with carrying a weapon on school property.
•A woman on Watson Drive reported that someone had keyed or heavily scratched her car sometime the day before.
The word “hoe” was scratched onto the truck’s paint and a large “B” was scratched into the paint on the hood. Long lines were scratched along the side of the truck, according to the incident report.
•A woman on Lem Edwards Road reported that someone stole her husband’s Yamaha motorcycle from behind their residence.
•A woman reported that her finger was injured during an altercation during a custody exchange with her grandson’s ex-wife and her boyfriend at Neese Grocery. She said she and the boyfriend exchanged words about her 3-year old great-granddaughter and when she reached in the car to give the child a hug goodbye, the man grabbed her and pulled her back out of the vehicle, hurting her finger. She said the man also smelled as if he had been drinking.
•A man and woman reportedly got into a fight after he picked her up from work one day last week. As they were traveling down Hwy. 72 in Colbert, the man said his friend pushed him in the face and when he pushed her arm out of the way, she sprayed him with a can of mace. He pulled over at the Dollar General and she grabbed the keys to the ignition and ran to the store. The woman said she only sprayed him because he grabbed her arm and was yelling at her as they went down the road. Officers were unable to determine the presence of a mace-like substance in the car and neither had any physical marks on them. The woman was picked up at the scene by her mother and the man drove away alone.
•A man on Hwy. 172 said some of his father’s stuff was stolen from behind his shop. He said his father is currently hospitalized and he was taking care of his property. He said he last saw the items about two weeks prior and believed they had been loaded onto something by his father’s tractor.
•A woman on Cliff Griffeth Road reported that her ex-husband was sending her threatening text messages. In the messages, officer Bradley Free noted that the man made allegations about his ex-wife’s past and threatened to tell their three-year old daughter. He also stated he waived his rights to see his daughter over Thanksgiving. The woman said she would get a TPO against her ex-husband.
•Officer James Justice went to Athens Regional Medical Center regarding a juvenile under the influence of alcohol.
•A man on Hawkes Road reported that he was robbed after another man came to his residence to sell him an iPhone. The man allegedly snatched $290 out of his hand as he was counting out $70 to give to him for the phone. He then allegedly left the residence at a high rate of speed. The suspect was reportedly traveling in a white car with two other people.
•Officer Kyle Roberts shot and killed a raccoon on Parham Town Road last week after the homeowner called to say the animal appeared to have something wrong with it and had been in the same spot in his yard for hours. The animal was disposed of after animal control said testing was not necessary since it had not been exposed to anyone.
•A woman on Nowhere Road reported that her husband came home from the hospital “fussing and cursing.” She said that he was screaming for everyone in the house to “get out.” He also slapped her.
•A woman on Neese Commerce Road reported that someone put 100 large tacks in her driveway. She said this is not the first time this has happened and she has a suspect in mind. A few of the tacks were lodged in her tires.
•A couple on Rogers Church Road reported that a neighbor’s two bulldogs had killed their small dog. They said the dogs have gotten out of their pen in the past and caused problems.
They also told officer David Kidd that they had spoken with the neighbor about the incident prior to his arrival and that it turned into a confrontation. Kidd went next door and spoke with the neighbor, who he noted seemed “excited and belligerent.” He explained the situation and the county ordinance in reference to keeping her dogs on her property. She then said that she wanted code enforcement to come get the dogs because she did not want them anymore. She said there had been too many problems with those two dogs. The dogs were in their pen when Kidd arrived. Animal control was called to get the dogs and animal control officer Jack Huff noted that there had been previous incidents reported with those dogs.