A Comer man was arrested on Christmas Eve after he reportedly hit his girlfriend in the mouth and then called 9-1-1 for an ambulance.
Lance Aaron Russell, 22, was charged with one count of battery.
According to the incident report, officer Chad Parr was called to the home on Hwy. 172 just after 11 p.m., where he found Russell on the front porch. Russell asked Parr if the ambulance was coming.
When Parr asked what had happened, Russell told him he “accidentally” hit his girlfriend in the mouth. Parr went inside, where he found the woman lying on the floor with a bag of frozen peas on her mouth and blood on her shirt. Russell allegedly told Parr they got into an argument over “something stupid” and it got out of hand. The couple had been out to eat and drinking prior to the incident, according to the report. The woman stated Russell grabbed her and hit her several times in the mouth with his fist. Parr noted that her upper lip was swollen and bloody and that she also had bruising on her arms and on her side. She was taken to Athens Regional by Madison County EMS and Russell was taken to jail.
Other arrests on file at the sheriff’s office this week included:
•Debra Alice Beck, 43, Commerce, two counts of failure to appear. (Danielsville PD)
•Marcus Wade Cleghorne, 39, Colbert, giving false name, address or birthdate to law enforcement officer. (GSP)
•Ricky Dubose, 20, Danielsville, three counts of probation violation.
•Michelle Denise Gray, 42, Athens, holding for other county.
•Amanda Adams Hernandez, 29, Danielsville, open container, driving while license suspended, DUI and failure to report striking a fixed object. (GSP)
•Shahzad Khan, 22, Elberton, DUI/alcohol, speeding, driving without a valid license and weaving over roadway.
•Marion Scott Laseter, 49, Monroe, failure to appear and a probation violation.
•Alan Derek Lowery, 23, Danielsville, probation violation and housed for Elbert County.
•Dana Preston Lunsford, 39, Hull, battery FVA, third degree cruelty to children, obstruction and order to incarcerate.
•Christopher Michael Mitchell, 23, Danielsville, felony probation violation.
•Donna Jean Mullinix, 21, Nicholson, speeding and driving without a valid license.
•Randall Eugene Parham, 46, Royston, probation violation and housed for Elbert.
•Tony Allen Risner, 30, Royston, felony probation violation and house for Elbert.
•Tyler Shane Streetman, 20, Nicholson, obstruction and house for Elbert County.
•Sharon Ann Strickland, 48, Hull, cruelty to animals.
•Charles Eli Watkins, 41, Hull, driving while license suspended or revoked, knowingly driving motor vehicle on suspended, canceled or revoked registration, no proof of insurance and weaving over roadway.
•Kevin Kendall Weaver, 32, Carlton, battery (third of subsequent offense on same victim) and false imprisonment.
•Tiffany Morgan Weaver, 30, Carlton, battery FVA.
•Latasha Shanta Wilbon, 34, Athens, failure to appear.