A Hull man was taken into custody last week after he allegedly dragged his girlfriend out of a grocery store on Hwy. 106.
He was charged with battery FVA, obstruction and kidnapping.
A store clerk called 9-1-1 to report that the woman had been dragged out of the store by her hair and that she was yelling “please stop” as they left.
The woman came back to the store with her sister and described what happened two officers went to a location on Martin–Griffeth Road where the man told them he was merely trying to get his phone away from the woman.
Other incidents on file last week included:
•Cruelty to animals was reported on Nowhere Road last week after woman reported that her uncle had shot and killed a six-month old puppy because it was chewing on their car’s mud flaps.
The woman was upset that he chose to shoot the animal rather than take it to a shelter or have it euthanized by a veterinarian.
She also told officer David Kidd that she was concerned for her safety if her uncle found out about her calling law enforcement about this incident. As Kidd was speaking with her, her aunt (wife of the suspect) drove up to her house and confronted both her niece and Kidd. She was upset that her niece had called and reported the incident. During the conversation Kidd had with her she was reportedly irate, several times pointing her finger at Kidd and raising her voice. She did admit that they had shot the dog because her “veterinarian wanted too much money to put the dog down.” She also said that her veterinarian told her not to take the dog to the shelter “because the dog would just end up back on the street homeless.”
Kidd advised both parties that the matter would be reported and that it would be turned over to investigations for possible prosecution.
The aunt continued to be belligerent and after obtaining the niece’s permission, she was ordered by Kidd to leave the premises and to not return. She would not comply at first, until she was told she would be arrested if she did not leave. The woman asked for the deputy’s name so she could “speak to the sheriff” and Kidd gave her his business card. The niece and her husband were also explained the TPO process.
•A couple on Jot-Em-Down Road reported that the wife’s ex-husband had been using their phone number and that a collection agency was continually calling them.
•Felony theft by conversion was reported at First Citizen Bank on Hwy. 29 South. An employee there said that on March 7 a customer made a $31,000 deposit. She stated that they had several customers by the same name and another teller put the money in the wrong account. The mistake was not noticed until the customer who made the deposit called about his deposit several days later. In the meantime, the other customer who had mistakenly been credited with the money had withdrawn $20,000 and made $5,000 in purchases.
The next day, the suspect came back in to make another withdrawal and was told of the mistake. He claimed it was no mistake and that it was his from an inheritance and that it had been direct deposited, though records reportedly confirmed that it had not.
The suspect said he would come back with proof of his inheritance, but he did not return. Officer Tracy Rucker called the suspect, but both numbers on file were no good.
Officer eventually found the man at his address and he was told that he needed to return the money immediately.
He agreed to go to the bank, but at the time of the report, he had not returned. Bank officials were giving him a specified time to return the money or he would be prosecuted.
•A student at the alternative school was arrested after she allegedly borrowed a phone from a male student to listen to music and then went into his photos, found nude pictures of him and two other female students, and began sharing them with other minors.
•Officer Kyle Roberts went to a residence on Hwy. 29 South regarding a dog possibly being shot. Roberts found the mixed breed pit bull on the front porch with open wounds on its back leg. The woman said she believed the dog had been shot with shotgun due to the many wounds on its leg, but Roberts wrote that it looked to him as if the dog had been attacked by another animal. The woman said she did not confine the dog to her property, but allowed him to roam.
She also said the dog had been lying on the porch hurt since the previous morning. Roberts explained to the woman that the law required her to render aid to a hurt animal, but she said she did not have the money to take it to a vet. She was told that if animal control were called they would take possession of the dog. She agreed to give her dog to them and the case was turned over to animal control.
•A woman on Collins Dudley Road reported that she believes her elderly mother is being exploited by two family friends. She said it appeared that these friends had attempted to access her mother’s financial resources under false pretenses.
•Officer Tracy Rucker was dispatched to Rite Aid last week regarding possible cruelty to children. He met with a woman who said she took her sister’s children home because they had hair lice and she couldn’t afford to treat them. She said did not want to go home and she was concerned for their safety.
Rucker and another officer followed the woman back to her sister’s home on Hickory Hills Road to check on the children’s welfare. After talking with their mother, and with her permission, a DFCS worker was called to check on them because the children had reportedly had the lice for almost a month.
Later that day, officer Andrew Wilkes went back to the scene because the children’s aunt would not leave the yard.
She told Wilkes she was not leaving until she saw what was going to happen to the kids. The officer informed her that the case had been turned over to DFCS, who knew what was best for the children.
The aunt then said that the mother had earlier threatened to “blow her head off in front of everybody,” after she told her the kids had lice. Wilkes informed her of the warrant process.
•Cruelty to children was reported on Peach Orchard Road last week. A woman on Cowart Toole Road called 9-1-1 to report that her great granddaughter was abused by her mother. She said the mother spanked the 3-year old child with a belt and pulled down the child’s diaper to show him the marks. She said the child told her what her mother did and why. The responding officer explained the process of reporting child abuse to the woman.
•A Colbert Lions Club member reported that kids came to the Lions Club building and broke two windows out. The damages to the windows are estimated at $200.
•An unruly child was reported on Foote McClellan Road last week.
Officer David Kidd went the residence about 1 a.m. regarding a domestic dispute between a mother and daughter. The mother told him that her daughter had been very difficult to deal with and had been tearing up the furniture, slamming doors and being very disrespectful towards her. The daughter said her mother is upset because she thinks she has been texting her things about her (mother’s) boyfriend. She said she and her mother had been arguing about the boyfriend a lot.
The mother wanted a juvenile complaint filed and wanted her daughter out of the house. Kidd gave her a ride to her grandmother’s house in Athens.
•Two logging chains were reportedly stolen from a barn behind a residence on Hwy. 98 East.
•Harassing phone calls were reported on Buddy Moore Road last week. A woman there said someone called her phone several times making statements about killing her and about turning off the lights and people walking around inside.
•An woman ran off the roadway on New Hope Church Road in Carlton at 12:41 p.m., March 17.
•A dark-colored car reportedly ran off a small embankment off Hwy. 172 in Comer at 6:14 a.m., March 19. No one was reported around the vehicle.
•A 40-year-old man complained of chest and back pain after a single-vehicle accident on Hwy. 98 at Jot Em Down Road at 5:22 p.m., March 19.
•A 44-year-old man was reportedly bleeding from the head after hitting a mailbox and overturning a vehicle in a ditch on Jot Em Down Road at 2:26 a.m., March 20.
•A woman reported a fire on her stove March 21 on Hardman Morris Road in Colbert.
•A man was reportedly bleeding from his leg after a one-vehicle accident on Hwy. 29 at 2:55 p.m., March 22.
•A two-vehicle accident was reported on Sorrow Patterson Road and Hwy. 72 at 4:34 p.m., March 22.
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