A Danielsville man was arrested recently after he allegedly pulled over on the roadside and beat up his girlfriend.
He was charged with one count of battery FVA.
On July 14, deputy Chris Haston was dispatched to Wildcat Bridge Road to meet with a woman and a witness to her being assaulted.
The woman said she and her boyfriend got into an argument as they were riding back to his mother’s home. She said he got upset with her because she refused to pay his ex-girlfriend back some money that he borrowed from her.
The man then allegedly pulled over and began to hit her.
The witness said he saw a white truck “squealing tires” stop in the driveway on the other side of the road. He said the woman and her boyfriend got out of the truck and the man began to hit the woman. She then ran to his house and he called 9-1-1. He yelled at the assailant to leave and he ran into the woods.
In another arrest, a Colbert man was charged with obstruction, fleeing or attempting to elude, reckless driving and failure to obey a stop sign.
On July 17, deputy Brandon Hanley was dispatched to South Fifth Street, regarding a domestic dispute.
Hanley met with a woman who said she and her boyfriend had an argument about how long she was at work that evening. She said they are the parents of a 13-month-old child. After the argument, the man left the church parking lot and she thought he was riding around in the area in a blue Ford F-150. She said the argument was verbal only and she was going to stay with his grandmother to give them both time to cool down. The officer waited nearby as the woman loaded her child into the car to leave. As she began to drive away, the officer heard an engine rev up and saw headlights approaching from the west end of the street. He then saw a blue Ford F-150 run the stop sign at a high rate of speed.
Hanley activated his blue lights and attempted to conduct a traffic stop on the vehicle at Colbert Baptist Church. The vehicle continued east at a high rate of speed, with Hanley in pursuit, while it was rapidly gaining on the woman’s vehicle. According to the report, the man had to jerk the steering wheel to the left to avoid striking her vehicle.
The truck then crossed the westbound lane and drove across the man’s grandmother’s yard.
The offender then stopped the vehicle, got out and began to flee on foot into the woods, going towards the railroad tracks. Hanley went to the opposite end of the woodline and saw the man come out of the woods and drop to his knees with his hands concealed behind him.
Hanley got out and drew his service weapon, ordering the man to show his hands. After a brief struggle, the offender was secured in handcuffs.
While placing him in handcuffs, Hanley reported that the man stated “I proved my f()&^%$ point, I’m not scared to go to jail.”
Other incidents on file at the sheriff’s office last week included:
•A woman called 9-1-1 to report that her boyfriend pushed her during an argument about sex, causing her to fall to the floor. The boyfriend denied this, saying they were arguing about her wanting to have another child and he had to push past her to get out the door. He said she did not fall. She did not have any visual marks on her.
•A woman on Old Harrison School Road reported that her husband violated a TPO she has against him by texting her lewd messages.
•A man came to the sheriff’s office to report that his commercial pressure washer was stolen from the bed of his truck.
•A man on South Railroad Avenue reported that he believes someone used his personal information to gain access to his tax refund. He said he has not received his refund in the amount of $8,311.
•A man on Isabelle’s Way reported that someone stole his utility trailer from his yard.
•Harassing phone calls were reported on Cliff Griffeth Road last week. The man said he received a phone call on his cell phone stating that he owed the IRS $2,689 and that it must be paid “within 45 minutes and in cash.” He said the call dropped and the male caller called back in a few minutes and said “I told you not to hang up, now you’re getting locked up.” The caller also allegedly stated that their identity would be taken, credit destroyed, and they`d be forced to leave the state of Georgia.
•Burglary was reported on Maplewood Lane. A couple came home to find that their house had been burglarized and items disturbed in the house. Five spare keys to the house on a gold skeleton key ring were taken, as well as keys to a 2001 Ford Ranger pickup and the keys and remote for a 2003 GMC Sierra 2500 pickup. Vehicles were checked and they had not been entered, according to the report. Other items missing were a 12-gauge double barrel shotgun with a polished silver frame, a 9” Apple iPad in a brown keyboard cover and the charger, as well as a phone charger. Also taken were a bottle of Crown Royal and a bottle of Jack Daniels whiskey. The homeowners were advised to have their door and vehicle locks changed as soon as possible, and to remove the batteries from the pickups to keep them from being driven off.
•Burglary was reported on Crabapple Hollow Road last week. A woman reported that she and her boyfriend had left the house on June 18 to travel for the summer. They returned that morning (July 17) about 3 a.m. after they got a call from a friend who was caring for their cats, who said it appeared someone had been inside the house and left things in disarray. She told officer William Elrod that she would describe her home as “unkempt” with a lot of cats inside, but that a lot of her things had been moved. She said she did notice several things missing, including two laptops.
•A woman on Hwy. 172 reported that she believes her estranged husband was in the woods behind her home the night before because she saw the embers of a cigarette.
She said she also saw him at the methadone clinic that morning and that when she left, he was drove slowly near her and drove toward her house, but did not stop there.
•Criminal trespass was reported at the Colbert Lions Club building in Colbert after a member discovered several broken windows.
•A white female allegedly shoplifted a pair of sunglasses from the Royal Foods Store in Ila last week. She left traveling in a red GMC pickup.
•A woman on Norwood Circle reported that someone has been coming onto her property and messing with her things. She told deputy Tracy Rucker that her chain link fence was damaged and that someone put an orange substance inside of her locked lock. She said that whenever she leaves her home, someone climbs over the fence and enters her residence and damages the walls and put scratches in her sink, dishwasher, dryer, refrigerator and on her countertops. She said that someone put a brown substance on her ceiling, doors and walls of her residence and on her lawn chairs and that someone put a white substance all through her house, her fence and inside of her utility building. There was no force entry to her building or home, Rucker noted. He also noted that her property is surrounded by a chain link fence with a large lock on it as well as a privacy fence around the back of the home. She stated that she renovated the home, but she did not make those damages to her home in the process. She was advised to get security cameras.
•Theft by taking was reported on Pine Street last week. Corporal Justin Hanley went to the residence there where he met with a man who said he found his Kia Rio missing from his yard that morning. The man told Hanley he had arrived home at 6:30 p.m. that evening and had not seen the vehicle, which is a rental car, since that time. He said the keys were in the vehicle, but was unsure if it was locked. A short time after Hanley left the home, dispatch told him that Jackson County Sheriff’s officers found the Kio Rio abandoned on Cowart Road in their county and wanted to meet with him. The Rio had extensive damage to the front end and Jackson County officers later discovered it had been wrecked on Mize Road. A rental agreement and a gas receipt (tied to the complainant) was found in the vehicle, which showed gas was purchased by the complainant at 6:55 p.m. at Royal Foods in Ila. Officers went back to the complainant’s home on Pine Street but were unable to make contact with him.
•Deputy Tracy Rucker was out on a call in Colbert when a man approached him saying he needed to report a burglary at this home on Meadow Street. He said that while he was incarcerated a man he knows broke into his house and stole a few sentimental things. He said among the items taken were two filing cabinets full of important documents and personal pictures. He said he also took two sets of dishes, one white with yellow bands and a flower print and one solid white set. The man said he knew this person took his stuff because he saw a few of these things when he went to his house. He was told how to get a warrant through magistrate court.
•A kitchen fire was reported at 1:32 a.m., July 17, at an Elm Road residence in Carlton.
•Two people complained of neck pain after a two-vehicle accident at Hwy. 29 and Spratlin Mill Road.
•A two-vehicle accident was reported at 4:13 p.m., July 17, on Glenn Carrie Road and Woodale Street.
•A dishwasher reportedly caught fire at a residence on Helican Springs Road at 1:54 p.m., July 19.
•A 22-year-old man was reportedly shaken up after a single-vehicle accident on Vineyards Creek Church Road.