Warrants for battery and family violence have been issued for a Hull man after his wife reported that she and her child had received injuries from a domestic dispute with her husband, who had threatened suicide and reportedly had possession of a gun.
Officer Joshua Smith went to the scene on Bedford Drive, where he met with a woman who was limping and complaining of injuries to her leg and who had marks to her throat, which she said were caused by her husband.
The woman said that earlier in the day, her husband had attempted suicide by hanging himself in the backyard with a blue rope. She said she cut him down. Later, as she was feeding her child, her husband allegedly confronted her and asked her why she had cut him down, slapping her in the face as she was holding the child. He then began calling her names and telling her she was “worthless” for cutting him down. He followed her around the house, she said, kicking her in the leg and that he grabbed her around the throat.
She said during the day he also took her cell phone and threw it at her multiple times and hit her son in the eye with the phone as well. She said she eventually took her three kids and went out a bedroom window to get away from him because he was standing in the kitchen with a handgun in his hand. She went to a neighbor’s home where she called 9-1-1. Several officers were called to the scene where a search of the home produced several long guns and a hand gun. A BOLO was issued for the man, advising he might be armed and that he had suicidal tendencies. His wife told officers he might have left the home in a tan 2000 Chevrolet Blazer.
Other incidents on file at the sheriff’s office included:
•A woman on Pittman Matthews Road reported that she was concerned about a man who had come by her residence over the weekend who told he was with the fire department and was gathering information to put out emergency signs at the end of driveways. She said she gave him the requested information and he told her he would be back the next day to put the sign up. She said he never returned and she wanted to make a report in case he tries to use her information fraudulently.
•A man on Roy Smith Road said someone broke into his home while he was at work and took three handguns, quarters and gold and silver coins. The residence was ransacked.
•A customer allegedly tried to cash a forged check at First Madison Bank in Danielsville last week. The woman also reportedly attempted to cash checks at BB&T and at First Citizens.
•Terroristic threats and acts were reported on Virginia Lane last week following a domestic dispute between brothers. One of the brothers told officer Jason Luke that his brother threatened him and he wanted him arrested. The victim said his brother told him he was “going to shove his foot down his throat,” and the brother agreed that he did say that. The victim then said that his brother told him he was going to “beat him with a baseball bat,” and his brother also admitted to saying that. He told Luke he was just tired of his brother bossing everyone in the house around like he owns the place. He then said “something was going on in his head” and requested be checked out at the hospital.
•A man on Jack Sharp Road reported that his residence was broken into while he was in the hospital. He said the door had been kicked in and that items were stolen from a safe and from his yard. Case knives, pearl handle knives, Rambo knives and canoe knives were taken from the safe along with $2,000 in gold coins and a gold bracelet valued at $1,000. A riding lawn mower was taken from the front yard.
•A man on Hwy. 106 South reported that someone stole his 1967 Chevrolet Chevelle from a shop behind his home. He realized the theft when a friend called to tell him he saw his car go by.
•A woman on Foote McClellan Road reported that she had come to the residence to retrieve some of her property and that a person she only knows as “Outlaw Bubba” began to holler at her and threw a beer can across her car, getting beer on her car. She said he took out a knife and scratched her car and then threatened her.
•An Ingles employee said a black male left the store with a buggy full of items and drove away in a maroon Saturn.