A Hull woman was taken to jail recently after dispatch received reports of a suspicious female trying to wave down cars and pulling her shirt up at passersby in the area of Ingles Grocery in Hull.
Joy Dale O’Reilly, 41, of Neese Mobile Home Park, Lot 10, was charged with pedestrian under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
While enroute, deputy Bradley Free received a report that the woman got into a burgundy SUV at the Shell station on Glenn Carrie Road, and he made contact with this vehicle in the driveway to the store.
The driver, a woman, told him the suspect waved her down for a ride and that she felt sorry for her, though she was uncomfortable with the situation. The woman later handed the officer an unopened can of beer that she said O’Reilly gave her when she got in the vehicle.
O’Reilly told Free that her mother passed away the night before and that she was depressed. Free noted that her speech was slurred and her eyes glassy. Another officer arrived and told Free he had spoken with O’Reilly’s husband, and her mother, a little earlier. On the way to jail O’Reilly admitted she had lied about her mother.
In another incident, two men were arrested following a fight at a Sandy Springs Road residence recently.
Christopher Ottis Gay, 26, and Richard Tharon McDaniel, 38, both of 7036 Smokey Road, Athens, were each charged with battery and criminal damage to property.
The two men were intoxicated and according to a witness, began fighting in her yard. During the fight, the men reportedly threw each other into her Ford Windstar van causing significant damage to it and that that’s when she called 911. Both men ran into the woods when they heard law enforcement had been summoned and that’s where they were apprehended.