Aggravated assault and simple battery were reported on Hidden Falls Drive recently after a man called 9-1-1 saying that his child’s mother had overdosed and was “now chasing him with a knife.”
Officers arrived to find the woman at a bathroom door naked. She closed the door and one officer spoke with her through the door, telling her to get dressed, hand him the knife and come out and speak with him. Another officer went upstairs to speak with the victim, who was in a bedroom with the couple’s child. The victim said the woman became angry when he didn’t bring any food home with him. He followed her into the bathroom where he said she was injecting something into her arm. He told her he was calling police and at that point, she allegedly grabbed the knife and chased him and their 3-year old child upstairs, where they locked themselves in the bedroom until deputies arrived. The woman said she had grabbed the knife to defend herself after the man struck her. There were no visible marks on the woman. Several syringes were found in an upstairs bathroom, but no narcotics were found. Both parties were told about the warrant and TPO process, and the woman was picked up by her mother.
In another incident, two people were arrested recently after someone reported them walking and falling in the roadway on Hwy. 72 at Old Fork Cemetery Road.
Sylvester Riden, Jr., 49, 143 Kudzu Road, Comer, was charged with simple battery and Valerie Questhia Thomas, 38, of the same address, was charged with pedestrian under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
According to the incident report, officers arrived to find Thomas seated in the back of the witness’ SUV. The witness stated he stopped and called 9-1-1 when he saw Riden push Thomas to the ground. He said both then approached him and he let Thomas in his vehicle for safety. Riden then asked if he called police, and when he said “yes,” Riden ran toward his residence on Kudzu Road. He was later found there.
Other incidents on file at the sheriff’s office recently included:
•Warrants have been issued for a 27-year old woman who fled her SUV on foot after she crashed it on HV Chandler Road. She was reportedly fleeing an officer at a traffic stop for a suspended license. Two passengers in her vehicle were unharmed in the accident.
•A man on Brickyard Road reported that a neighbor of his had pulled in his driveway and threatened to “beat his @$$.” He said the neighbor appeared intoxicated and accused him of “driving fast past his residence.” The man denied that he had threatened the complainant, though he did appear intoxicated. He said he had just asked the complainant if that was him driving past his house recklessly and the complainant allegedly said, “so what if it was, what are you gonna do about it.” Both were given criminal trespass warnings.
•A school bus driver reported that she was struck while trying to separate two girls fighting on her bus. A bus window was also broken during the altercation. Juvenile charges were placed against both girls.
•Two juvenile students were arrested last week and charged with disruption of public school after a fight began between two groups of students. The two students, who are cousins, had both allegedly thrown punches at several other juvenile students.
•A green 20-inch bicycle was reportedly stolen from a home on Stone Ridge Drive.
•Two juveniles were charged with disruption of public school after they reportedly got into a fight at the Freshman Academy.
•A couple drove to the sheriff’s office to report that they were being followed by their ex-landlord, who followed them to the sheriff’s office. The couple said they were having ongoing problems with the man, and that he had assaulted the husband the day before. The landlord said he was following them because they had stolen several items from his rental home on Jones Chapel Shiloh Road, including an air conditioner. He was advised to stop following them and allow law enforcement to handle it.
•Three fraudulent charges were found on the MCHS Band Booster Club’s bank account. The charges were all made on Aug. 22 for $134 each to a Facebook account.
•A white male reportedly shoplifted two 24-packs of Budweiser beer from Ingles one night recently. The suspect left in a dark-colored four-door car. A second similar incident occurred later in the week.
•A woman on Transco Road reported that her juvenile daughter struck her after she tried to spank her for stealing cigarettes. While there, the officer heard a loud banging and found the daughter inside packing things in a bag and saying she was leaving. She was transported to jail, but a juvenile officer instructed her to be turned back over to her mother.