A Comer man was charged with family violence following a domestic dispute on Hwy. 72 East.
Sylvester Riden, Jr., 50, 143 Kudzu Road, was arrested on one count of simple battery following a physical altercation with his girlfriend. According to the report, officer Klint Segars met with the woman who was standing in the driveway who told him she was talking on her cell phone and Riden became upset, accusing her of talking to another man. He then allegedly grabbed her by the arm and pulled her to the ground dragging her across the yard, tearing her shirt off. Riden, who appeared to be intoxicated, said they were just arguing and that he didn’t touch her or tear her shirt off. He said the shirt laying on the ground had been brought into the yard by dogs.
Others arrested by law enforcement officials in Madison County last week included:
•Joni Lynn Black, 32, 158 Freeman Fowler Lane, Danielsville, order to incarcerate.
•Todd Anthony Porterfield, 46, 119 Archer Road, Colbert, two counts of probation violation.
•Latasha Valita Sims, 43, 170 Peachtree Lane, Athens, giving a false name, address or birthdate to law enforcement officer.
•Ervin Benjamin Sorrow, 47, 1688 Vanna Road, Royston, burglary, theft by receiving stolen property, dumping waste under 500 pounds or 100 cubic feet in volume, possession of a Schedule II controlled substance and a probation violation.
•Michael Anthony Standridge, 32, 235 Appalachee Church Road, Auburn, probation violation.
•Brandon Blake Stewart, 29, 401 Helican Springs Road, Athens, entering automobile and seven counts of financial transaction card fraud.
•Adam Turner Underwood, 23, 186 Rock Creek Trail, Ringgold, failure to obey stop sign and DUI/alcohol.
•Evelyn Danielle Vogt, 28, 163 Ponderosa Drive, Athens, three counts of felony theft by taking and four counts of forgery in the second degree.
•Patrick Tyrone Watkins, 34, 252 Beaverdam Road, Winterville, order to incarcerate.