A Commerce man was arrested recently after he allegedly fired a shotgun at a neighbor he said was prowling in his backyard.
Ramiro Rodriguez, 36, 663 McGinnis Road, was charged with one count of reckless conduct.
According to the incident report, Ramirez told Deputy Gary Floyd that someone was prowling in his backyard and that he had fired a round from his shotgun into the air to frighten the person and that the person fled on a four-wheeler. While Deputy Floyd was responding to the call, the neighbor called 911 to report that someone was shooting at him from the Ramirez residence. The neighbor said he was looking for his dog. He said he was carrying a flashlight and calling his dog when the man (Ramirez) fired at him.
In another arrest, a Colbert woman was arrested on a family violence charge after she allegedly struck her daughter and son-in-law with a flashlight.
Teresa Ann Spratlin, 55, 2165 Diamond Hill Colbert Road, was charged with aggravated assault.
According to the incident report, Deputy Timothy Parr was called to the scene, where the daughter stated that she was in bed when she heard something hit the side of the residence. When she went outside to investigate, she found that her mother, Spratlin, had hit her husband in the forehead with a flashlight when he asked her to leave.
Other arrests on file at the sheriff’s office recently included:
•Sharon Jane Coon, 48, 170 Dublin Street, Athens, bench warrant.
•Anthony Paul Cooper, 20, 263 William Wilson Road, Hull, battery FVA and criminal trespass.
Lets just get some fact straight. The report does not mention that it was two o clock in the morning when this neighbor allegedly was looking for his dog. It also fails to say that two 911 calls were placed by the Rodriguez residence before the neighbor allegedly called 911. It took the deputies two minutes with the neighbor to determine that he was innocent and that Rodriguez was at fault. They also fail to mention that the neighbor fled down the road without a flashlight when confronted by Rodriguez and then returned up the road to his residence. If you are just looking for your dog in another persons back yard at two in the morning why not just knock on the front door. Hmmmm. The same type incident just happened in Barrow County and no charges were filed. Just clearong some air.