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Liberty County Sheriff's Department blotter for Sept. 16
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Battery, disorderly conduct, cruelty to children
Phanella Lane, Allenhurst
Sept. 2

The complainant told an officer her ex-boyfriend stopped by, and when she realized he was drunk, she told him to sleep it off in her bedroom. Then she said she heard him using her phone and told him to stop. The offender then reportedly became upset because she refused to have sex, went into the living room and began making inappropriate statements to her. He picked up a can of beer and struck her in the head. The officer saw injury to her head. A witness, who is the victim’s juvenile son, was standing in the living room at the time. The offender left the scene before the officer’s arrival.

Animal complaint
McCumber Drive, Allenhurst
Sept. 6

An officer was dispatched to McCumber Drive in reference to a dead dog. There, the officer met with Animal Control. They reported a small, black and white dog was found dead at the residence. The animal has been chained, and a food bowl was found next to it that contained a hamburger bun. While at the scene, a man who lives at the house said the dog belonged to his cousin who was out of town and not expected back for about an week. He said he didn’t know if his cousin had made arrangements to care for the animal. Further, the man said he had seen the dog walking the streets a few days earlier, recognized it as his cousin’s and taking it home. But the animal subsequently died. The carcass was not immediately removed because the man thought his father would remove it. Animal Control advised another dog died at the residence about a year ago. As a result, they decided to issue the man three citations.

Possession of marijuana
Highway 84, Midway
Sept. 7

A deputy saw a man, he know was wanted a pending child support and terroristic threats warrant, driving on Industrial Road. The officer stopped him and the suspect immediately turned into a driveway off Highway 84, jumped out of and fled. The suspect was found a short while later, hiding in a shed behind a residence. A check revealed the tag was supposed to be on another car. The vehicle also was not insured. An inventory of the vehicle revealed a small amount of what appeared to be marijuana in a coat pocket. There was also a pill bottle that contained an unknown fluid. It was sent to the GBI crime lab for testing. The vehicle was towed. The suspect was charged with obstruction of an officer, possession of marijuana less than an ounce, illegal transfer of a tag, no insurance and driving with a suspended license.
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