July 25: Simple battery — A Hinesville woman told a deputy that her stepson came onto her property and when she told him to get off her land they got into a verbal dispute and he ran her over with a lawnmower.
The stepson said he had been attempting to navigate around the gate with the lawnmower to go to his father’s home. He said his stepmother was standing near the gate when he went by and she fell in a ditch. He denied touching her with the mower.
A neighbor witnessed the incident and corroborated the stepson’s story.
The responding deputy said the woman appeared to be intoxicated and on some kind of narcotic. Her speech was slurred and she didn’t make sense when she spoke.
July 27: Battery-family violence — A woman told authorities she saw her husband with white powder and a straw and accused him of doing drugs.
The couple began to argue and the woman said her husband grabbed her around the neck and she bit and scratched his arm and face.
She said her husband elbowed her in the face. The husband said they had been fighting over his desire to leave his wife when the woman accused him of doing drugs. He said his wife just started scratching and biting him.
The deputy observed marks on both parties but was unable to determine who the primary aggressor was.
The husband said he was leaving for the night.