A Colbert woman tried to blame her dog for damages that were incurred during a recent fight with her boyfriend, but the responding officer didn’t buy it.
The woman, 28, was charged with criminal trespass, simple battery FVA, giving false name, address, or birthdate to law enforcement officer, obstruction, receipt, possession, or transfer of firearm by convicted felon or felony first offender and two counts of obstruction.
Office Larry MacKay and another officer went to the home on Lem Edwards Road where they met the woman and her boyfriend.
MacKay spoke with the woman while the other officer spoke with her boyfriend. MacKay began to question her about damages to the home and she kept saying her dog did it. He noted that the glass on the front door was busted and when he asked her about that she told him the dog did that too.
MacKay noted that her speech was slurred and that the information she was giving just did not make sense or go along with the evidence at hand. She told MacKay she consumed about eight alcoholic beverages.
According to her boyfriend, the two got into an argument because the woman was jealous of another woman. During the fight, the boyfriend said she used the truck in the yard to ram the side of house, striking a metal overhead door. She allegedly busted the glass out of the front door with her hands.
He stated she also slapped him in the face and hit him in the back, but he did not have any visible injuries at the time. The boyfriend estimated it would cost about $4,000 to fix the damage done.
She was handcuffed and became very irate as MacKay was placing her into the patrol car. Once they got her inside, she began kicking the door and fighting, keeping officers from closing the doors. Officers were forced to use a Taser to get her to comply so she could be transported to jail.
In another incident, warrants on multiple charges have been issued for a man who allegedly assaulted his ex-wife and her boyfriend at the woman’s home on Black’s Creek Church Road last week.
On June 26, Deputy Kyle Roberts received a call to meet a man at the Food Mart gas station on Hwy. 98 west about him getting his tires slashed. Roberts found the man standing beside his white Dodge 1500. The man proceeded to tell him that he was sitting with his friend on the couch at her house on Black’s Creek Church Road when her ex-husband kicked in the door and barged inside.
The two men got into a scuffle. The complainant said he thought the ex-husband was going after the woman and he was trying to protect her.
He said he then ran out of the house and got into his car with the ex-husband after him. He said the ex-husband hit his vehicle many times trying to knock him off the road. His two driver’s side tires also began to go flat but he kept going until he could pull it at the Hwy. 98 Food Mart. He said the ex-husband pulled in behind him in a copper-colored Chevy Silverado 1500 and began to assault him again.
He said he tried to call 9-1-1 many times, but had no cell service. 9-1-1 confirmed that they had a hang up call and had called the victim back. The victim managed to answer and that’s when the ex-husband fled the scene heading towards Jackson County.
Officer Roberts took the victim back to the scene of the crime and met with the woman, who told Roberts that she and the perpetrator had been separated or divorced for over two years and she has tried to stay away from him. She said when the altercation began, the victim was trying to protect her and she ran outside and got into her car and locked the doors. That’s when the victim left followed by her ex-husband.
In addition to damage to the two tires, there was damage to the doorframe around the front door of the home where it had been kicked in, officer Roberts noted and there was also damage to the victim’s truck where it had been rammed.
Other incidents on file at the sheriff’s office last week included:
•A man on Adams Clarke Road reported that a narcotic prescription he was to receive from the Veteran’s Association had been stolen from his mailbox. He said he received another prescription that was sent at the same time, but not the one for Lortabs. He needed the report so more could be ordered.
•A woman on Oak View Drive said someone took mail from her mailbox last week, including a check she was mailing. She was advised to stop payment on the check.
•Disorderly conduct and pointing or aiming a pistol at another were reported on Hudson River Church Road last week. Officer Brandon Hanley went to the scene, where he met with a man who said he and two others were picking blackberries near his neighbor’s mailbox when the neighbor came out in the road and began to argue about something that happened earlier in the day. He said that sometime during the argument, the neighbor took a gun out of his waistband and began cursing. The complainant said he went back inside his house at that point. The other two witnesses could not agree on what color the gun was.
The neighbor admitted that he saw the trio standing near his mailbox when he went to check his mail and that the complainant began to yell about him riding his bike in the road and threatened to put him in the ditch next time he rode it. He also stated that during the argument, one of the men raised his walking cane in an aggressive manner as if he was going to assault him. He said at that point his got his Ruger 9mm but never pointed it at anyone.
•A woman on Hwy. 72 East reported that someone stole the head off an aluminum snowman in her yard. She reported that the snowman statue was fine when her husband came home around 8 p.m. but when she came home around 9 p.m. the head was missing. According to the report, the head was made from the aluminum housing of a light fixture. The body of the snowman, made from a propane tank, was still on the property.
•Road rage was reported on Hwy. 29 South last week. A woman stated that she was traveling north on Hwy. 29 behind a black car that was continually tapping its brakes.
When she came to a passing zone, she passed the car. As she passed, she said the driver “shot her a bird.” The car began to follow her very closely and she was afraid it was going to ram her. She said as she turned off the road quickly into a driveway she slid into a ditch because she was afraid the car would hit her. She was able to provide a tag number for the suspect vehicle but the number could not be traced through 9-1-1.
•Fraudulent telephone solicitation was reported on Winns Lake Road. A woman there said she received a call from a man who told her he was from State Farm and that her white car would go into default if she did not pay the $2,495 she owed by the next day. She told the man she did not own a white car. She then called her agent and was told to file a police report.
•A man on Cleghorne Road reported that the battery to his riding mower was taken.
•A man told officer Darren Sartain that he was traveling on Waggoners Grove Church Road when he met a maroon Dodge truck on his side of the road going at a high rate of speed. He said he tried to steer left to avoid the vehicle, but it struck him on the front passenger side bumper and wheel, causing damage. He said the truck did not stop. Officers were unable to locate the truck.
•Aggravated assault was reported on Hwy. 29 South last week at Diamond Hill Mobile Home Park. According to the incident report, officer Kyle Roberts went to the scene where he spotted a man he knew from previous experience in the parking lot of Diamond Hill Grocery. As he pulled into the lot, the man was sitting on the scooter, but when he saw Roberts he fell off the scooter and began to hold his leg. Roberts asked Cooper if he was hurt and he said “yes.” EMS was dispatched. The man then told Roberts that a man he knows came at him with a stick and hit him. He pointed to a trailer lot nearby where the suspect was sitting on the front porch. The man on the porch admitted that the hit the victim with a stick. He said he did hit him multiple times, but only after the victim came after him with a screwdriver and tried to stab him.
He said he was in fear for his life and that the only thing he could grab was the stick to defend himself with.
Roberts noted that the victim smelled of alcohol and a cold beer was found under the seat of the scooter. He was also found to be unlicensed.
He was given a verbal warning since Roberts had not witnessed him driving the scooter. The victim asked EMS to take him to Athens Regional for a medical evaluation.
•A woman on John Sharp Road reported that someone stole her mailbox.
•Stalking was reported on Wrigley Court last week. A woman there said she has ongoing problems with her mother-in-law. She said she had been told to stay away due to her problems with prescription drugs, but that she rode by the house that day and attempted to talk to the woman’s son. The woman said she was moving and just wanted a report in case of further trouble.
•A man on Arrowhead Lane reported that someone stole copper piping from underneath and outside of his house.
•Simple battery was reported on Buddy Moore Road last week.
A woman there said her son’s girlfriend struck her in the face during an argument. She said that they argued because the girlfriend is telling her son lies about other people wanting to have sex with her.
The woman said she told him his girlfriend is a liar and no good for him. The girlfriend then made a comment to the mother about her not having custody of her kids, which caused the mother to get up and “get in” the girlfriend’s face. The girlfriend then struck her in the face.
•Aggravated assault was reported on Hwy. 72 East last week. Officer Jeff Strickland met with a couple that said they were arguing about his son being at the house.
The man said when he tried to leave to take his son home, the woman tried to hit his vehicle with hers, causing him to drive into a post that damaged his front bumper.
He said when he got out, the woman tried to run over him and his son with her vehicle. When that failed, she allegedly got out and came after them with a pocketknife.
The child said all he saw were the two adults arguing about him being there.
The woman said they were arguing when the man got into his vehicle and struck the post. She said he got angrier and came at her so she got into her vehicle and he went back to his. He told her he was calling the police, so she stayed in her vehicle until Strickland arrived.
Both subjects were advised of the pre-warrant process and the TPO process. There were no charges filed due to lack of evidence.
•A woman on Mosley Drive came to the sheriff’s office to report that she has been receiving threatening messages from a former boyfriend and his friend. She said she has recently broken off the relationship and on June 23 he began sending text messages, such as “you better hope I never see your @#$ out in public $%^&*” and calling her an array of vulgar names. He has since seen her at McDonalds and has used intimidation such as yelling and staring at her to make her think he will act on his threat to do her harm.
According to the report, he has also sent messages saying he and his friend (who she knows only as being from Jacksonville FL, the same place as her ex-boyfriend) will be “seeing her soon.” The pair has also driven slowly by her house staring at her. She is a convenience store clerk and fears they will come to her work at night when no one is around.
The friend also sent her a message saying that he will make her current boyfriend a “crippled vegetable before this is over for staring at his wife.” She said she fears him and knows little about him except where he is from and that he is unemployed and spends most of his time hanging around her ex. She was strongly encouraged to get a TPO.
•A woman on Hwy. 98 East said a tenant left her rental property with severe damages. Officer William Elrod went to the scene where he found holes in the master bedroom walls, holes in the kitchen near the baseboard, more large holes throughout the home and urine and/or liquid and paint stains on the carpet. The landlord said she did not want to press charges but did want her served with a notice of prohibited entry.
•A vehicle rollover was reported at 1:40 a.m., June 23, on Sanford Road in Hull.
•A man complained of chest pain after his air bag deployed in an accident on Hwy. 191 in Comer at 5:46 a.m., June 24.
•A kitchen fire was reported at 4:12 p.m., June 27, at a Hwy. 72 residence in Carlton.
•A structure fire was reported at 5:34 p.m., June 28, on James Holcomb Road in Hull.