A Commerce man was taken into custody last week after he and his wife got into a fight over cheese dip.
The man was charged with one count of battery FVA.
According to the incident report, the man’s wife told officer Chad Parr that the two had had a physical altercation but that it was “nothing major.” Parr noted that she had red marks around her neck and on her face, but she denied that the man choked her; however she did say that he wrapped his legs around her waist and would not let go of her. The man told Parr they were arguing over cheese dip and it got out of hand.
The man said his wife came up and pushed him on the shoulder trying to get him to go to the bedroom and talk to her. According to the man, she continued to try to fight with him and he grabbed her and held her on the ground. The man was then placed under arrest for battery as well as a probation violation out of Cobb County.
In another incident, a married couple was arrested after a fight at their home on Old Elberton Road.
An Athens couple was charged with one count of simple battery FVA.
Officer Darren Sartain went to the scene, where he met with the homeowner who said the couple were her in-laws and that they had gotten into a fight at the residence.
The man came into the room and told Sartain that he and his wife got into an argument that became physical. He said his wife slapped him in the face and threw an ironing board at him. Sartain wrote that he did observe an ironing board lying on the floor near a chair between the kitchen and living room, which looked out of place. The man also said his wife had thrown some of his belongings out the door but they were back inside the residence at the time of the report.
After speaking with the man, Sartain went to the back bedroom and spoke with the wife. She advised her and her husband had gotten into a verbal altercation that had been ongoing since early in the morning. She advised she was sleeping in the bedroom and at one point her husband came into the bedroom and got on top of her and started choking her. She had no visible injuries except a small superficial cut on her right index finger. The woman did admit to throwing the items across the room but she said she did not know if they actually hit her husband.
Due to the testimony of all parties, both parties were identified as the primary aggressor at different times during the altercation. Both subjects were placed under arrest for simple battery under the family violence act.
Other incidents on file at the sheriff’s office included:
•A man on Jack Sharpe Road reported that a weed eater was stolen from his front porch.
•A man on Colbert-Danielsville Road reported that he received notice that he had been turned down for a credit card at Best Buy when he had not applied for one.
•A woman on Willis Glenn Road reported that her child was hit in the face and kicked by his stepmother the night before. She said this has happened before and it is “getting out of hand.”
She said she could not call the woman because the boy’s father had broken the phone. She said she is afraid for him to return to their home. No visible marks were noted on the boy and the mother was explained the TPO process.
•Identity fraud was reported on Hwy. 106 North. A man there said that he received a call from Receivables Performance Management stating that he needed to pay $550 and that his account had been turned over to them from Time Warner Cable and the address was in New York. He said he has never been to New York and doesn’t know anyone there.
•Rape and battery were reported on Sweet Gum Alley. Officer Chad Parr met with a nurse at Northridge Hospital in Commerce regarding the report. No other information was available.
•Criminal trespass was reported at the Diamond Hill Softball Fields when officer Tracy Rucker noticed the umpire tossing someone out of the field area. The umpire told him that a neighboring county’s softball coach needed to leave to the parking lot. Rucker escorted the man to the parking lot where he stated that he wanted a report done because the umpire damaged his daughter’s softball helmet. He stated that the umpire told his girls that they could not wear the helmets because of the sticker on them. He stated that the umpire was examining the helmets for game play and as he was looking at his daughter`s helmet the umpire slammed the helmet on the ground causing two minor scratches. A Little League board member told Rucker that the team could use the new helmets that were at the ball park. Once Rucker relayed that message to the coach, he stated “no” and told his team to leave the ballpark.
•A high school student was charged with simple battery last week after she allegedly struck another student in the face.
•Financial transaction card fraud was reported on Dove Drake Road. A man there said someone had used his financial information to obtain phone service through Verizon Wireless. He said he became aware of it when he was contacted by a collection agency for payment of a bill of over $2,000.
•Simple battery was reported on Hwy. 72 last week.
A man there told officer Darren Sartain that a client came into his office for a meeting and became very agitated, threatening to whip the man’s @#$ and saying that he would kill him. He said he also came around the desk at one point and pushed him. He said he did not want to press charges, but wanted a report on file in case something else happened.
•A woman on Diamond Hill – Colbert Road reported that someone took her late husband’s ring and necklace from her bedroom.
•Criminal trespass was reported on Timberlane Drive when a woman there said a man got mad at her when she asked him to leave and took a pipe and busted her car’s windshield.
•Mail was allegedly tampered with at the middle school. The mail carrier came into the school and told them that the school’s mail had been opened. The envelope was sliced open with a letter opener and four gift cards, valued at $25 each, were missing.
•Family violence was reported on Hwy. 29 South. A woman there said she and her boyfriend were arguing and that he pushed her. She also said he wanted her to move out because they were arguing over a fan. Officer Brandon Hanley did not see any injuries on her person.
Her boyfriend said he did not push the woman and was trying to get her to leave because she was addicted to methamphetamine. He said he was familiar with the eviction process.
•Burglary was reported on Fowler Freeman Lane. A woman there said she came home to find her home had been broken into. The front door appeared to have been pried open, according to the report, and the room ransacked. The door to the master bedroom was kicked in. The woman supplied a list of missing items to officer Brandon Hanley and named a suspect. She said a neighborhood boy spotted a green van in her yard when he got off the school bus and she said the suspect hangs out with someone who drives a green van. She described the suspect as a white male with thick eyeglasses.
•Burglary was reported on Fernwood Drive. A man there said someone pried open the door of his vacant trailer. He said the front door was already damaged around the door lock prior to this incident. He said someone went into the closet, took a wood panel off and cut the PVC pipes on his water heater.
•A 20-year-old female reportedly had a seizure and ran off the roadway on Barwick Hill Road and Holly Creek Church Road at 11:49 a.m., May 12.