A Danielsville man was arrested for aggravated battery last week after he allegedly ran over the arm of his companion with his truck.
Johnny Keith Watson, 61, 208 Rogers Mill Road, was also charged with leaving the scene of an accident (hit and run) and DUI.
According to the incident report, Deputy Michael Free was dispatched to a Sorrow Patterson Road address on Thursday, Aug. 21, in reference to man being run over by a truck.
First Responders were already on scene tending to the victim, Jeffery Sharp, whose arm was injured and believed to be broken, according to the report. Deputy Free noted a strong smell of alcohol coming from Sharp.
Sharp’s brother reportedly said that his brother and Watson had been “drinking and hanging out all day” and were “in and out all day.” Later in the afternoon, the witness said Watson pulled up in the yard and Sharp opened the door of the truck and fell out onto the ground, where he remained passed out in the driveway area. Watson then reportedly left and returned several times, before returning a while later and getting out and walking around the truck. According to his brother, Sharp was still laying on the ground at this point. Watson then allegedly drove around the yard “spinning” as he left. The witness stated that he thought that this was when Watson ran over Sharp’s arm.
Watson was located at his residence by another deputy and taken into custody.
The victim was transported to St. Mary’s Hospital for further treatment.
In another incident, a woman on Hwy. 106 South called the 911 Center to report that her home had been burglarized.
According to the report, the victim said she saw two young white males run from her backyard into some woods when she pulled into her driveway. She and her husband found several items missing from her home, including a semi-automatic pistol, a BB/pellet rifle, three diamond-ruby rings, as well as hydrocodone, Requit, Tylenol and Aleve. Several potted plants were knocked over and ketchup was thrown on the floor and on kitchen cabinets.
The missing items were valued at a total of $9,470.
Deputy Jason Ring and Lt. David Larkins searched the wooded area but were unable to locate the suspects.
A woman, Flora Lorene Garcia, 31, of 1228 Stone Stewart Road, Hull, was arrested for false statements in connection with the case.
well i dont know him personaly,........im anonymous the one who wrote in,.......ive seen mr.johnny watson riding roads .hes always bringing trouble with him when he goes out!,..........its about time that he gets w.he was on his job in madison co.hats coming to him.i appreicate the deputy mr.free. he did his job in madison co,........run for shieff.id vote for a good man!,..thanks to all us citizens who ride the roads!
I certainly don't condone anyone driving under the influence, but perhaps some of the blame should also be placed on Mr. Watson's friend. If he had not been so drunk, he would not have been passed out on the ground.