Two people were arrested recently following a domestic dispute that turned into a physical altercation in the presence of one participant’s grandchildren.
James Richard Crossgrove, 65, and Kathryn Ruth Titus, 57, both of 1296 Old Elberton Road, Hull, were each charged with simple battery FVA and two counts of cruelty to children in the third degree.
According to the incident report, officer Brandon Moss was dispatched to the scene, where Titus told him that she and her friend, Crossgrove, had been arguing about money and that he choked her. Moss noted that she did have some redness around her neck. Crossgrove had some scratches on his forehead, his right hand was bleeding and his glasses were broken. He said they were arguing and she began hitting him and he grabbed her to try to get her to stop. Titus’s grandchildren were in the house crying, and the little girl reportedly told Moss the man was choking their grandmother and she was hitting him in the head and they were frightened. The children’s mother was called to come pick them up and Titus and Crossgrove were taken to jail.
Other arrests on file at the sheriff’s office this week included:
•Lisa Ann Bush, 42, 583 Maplewood Lane, Hull, obstruction.
•Tina Faye Clements, 44, 1204 Campbell Ridge Road, Royston, DUI/alcohol, possession of methamphetamine, driving while license suspended, weaving over roadway, giving false name, address or birthdate to law enforcement officer and no tag.
•Cynthia Ann Edwards, 21, 74 Buddy Moore Road, Lot 9, Colbert, DUI/alcohol and weaving over roadway.
•John Wayne Epps, 27, 670 Charlie Morris Road, Colbert, hold for Walton County.
•Jennifer Shae Guest, 19, 74 Buddy Moore Road, Lot 9, Hull, possession of methamphetamine.
•Ernesto Chaves Merando, 36, Pinewood South, Lot 37, Watkinsville, improper backing, DUI/alcohol, driving without a valid license, fleeing or attempting to elude a police officer, no tag and removing or affixing license plate with intent to conceal or misrepresent.
•Tiesha Qualla Mitchell, 21, 84 Eugene Hardman Road, Danielsville, possession of a Schedule II controlled substance.
•Daniven Bernard Parks, 23, 197 Will Hunter Road, Athens, bench warrant.
•Dale Robert Reams, 51, 320 Flower Street, Athens, probation violation.
•Betty Ann Ridenour, 51, 455 Page Road, Comer, probation violation.