Battery under the Family Violence Act was reported on McCurley Road last week after officers were summoned to a domestic dispute.
Upon arrival, officer Jason Luke found a woman coming down the driveway in a vehicle at a high rate of speed. The woman said her boyfriend had “*!$$+#” her off and she struck him with a pair of pants.
The victim told officers that he and the woman are not married but have two children together and have been together for about six years. He said they are not living together but that she came over to talk with him about their relationship. He said everything was going fine until she became angry because he called her a “w(_&^.” She then picked up the jeans, which had a belt in the belt loops, and struck him with them. He did not want to press charges or for her to go to jail because he said he still loves her. She was given a criminal trespass warning to stay away from the residence.
In another incident, a fight was reported on Freeman Circle last week in which a man allegedly cut his brother with a knife. Officer Jason Luke responded and found the victim, with a wound in the corner of his left eye, in the eyebrow and also scrape marks on top of his head. He smelled of alcohol and said he had been drinking. He said his brother “stuck” him. A witness said the family was gathered at the house trying to grieve the loss of a relative, when the brothers got into a fight inside the house. He said he saw the victim get cut with a knife. The perpetrator said he did not have a knife, that he had hit his brother with a brick instead. A brick was found that appeared to have blood on it. The victim told the officer that he did not want his brother to go to jail and that the family needed to be together at this time. The perpetrator was advised to go home to prevent any further incidents. EMS determined that the victim’s wounds were superficial. No charges were filed.
•Batteries in a DOT milling machine were reportedly taken from where it and other equipment was parked along Hwy. 72 West in a wooded area.
•A woman on Ingram Road said she was threatened by a man at Country Superette on Hwy. 29 North. She said the man, who she used to go out with, gave her “the finger” and cursed at her, telling her to “meet me down the road, I’m big bad John.” She said he also drives by her house and has pulled his vehicle in front of her.
•A woman on Rogers Mill Road came to the sheriff’s office to report that another woman she has met only once has been “trash talking” about her on Facebook. A copy of the Facebook printout was placed with the report.
•A female student at the Madison County Alternative School was charged with unruly child and disrupting public school after she repeatedly refused to return to her classroom. She was released to her stepfather.
•Three laptop computers were reportedly stolen from a home in East Piedmont Park while the homeowner was in the hospital.
•Felony theft by deception was reported on Old Royston Road last week when a man came to the sheriff’s office to report that he had ordered an ATV for $2,061 on what he thought was an eBay site. He stated that he then received another email stating that he needed to send another $1,000 for insurance before the ATV could be shipped. A phone call to eBay confirmed that the website was not an eBay site. He was told to contact local law enforcement for a report.
•A man reportedly accidentally shot himself in the hand while hog hunting on Collins Dudley Road last week. According to the report, an officer met the victim at Athens Regional, and he said that he, his wife and his boss were hog hunting when his dogs caught a hog in a field and he grabbed the hog’s ear and shot him in the head. The bullet reportedly bounced off the hog’s skull and struck him in the left hand. A copy of the incident report was given to the DNR.
•A wreck with injuries was reported on Hwy. 72 near the Carlton Country Store.
•A fire was reported at Electric Motors Co. Oct. 27.
•A single vehicle accident was reported on Fowler Freeman Road Oct. 29.