March 9: Matter of record — Neighbors concerned about the safety of a group of siblings living off Perry Drive reported that some of the younger children were playing outdoors unsupervised. The concern stemmed from the fact that there are several large bodies of water near the home where the youngest of the kids, two 3-year old twins, possibly could drown. Deputies spoke with the children’s parents about the dangers of the surrounding lakes.
Simple Battery, family violence — Deputies found a home in complete disarray with the front and back house windows broken when they responded to a domestic dispute in progress at a Barton Court home in Fleming. The man reported his girlfriend became upset when she saw some text messages he had received on his phone. The man said his girlfriend grabbed a baseball bat and broke the windows. He tried to stop her and instead ended up getting hit in the head. The man then reported his sister got into the fray with his girlfriend.
The woman admitted she was upset about the text messages and said she grabbed his cell phone and took it to her car. She said she only grabbed the bat in self-defense when he followed her to the car and dragged her out of it in an attempt to take back his cell phone. She said he slapped her on the face and choked her so she ran inside and grabbed the bat to break the windows. She said the man held her down while his sister hit her in the face. The couple was taken to jail.
Simple battery, family violence — Liberty County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded a second time to a Peter King Road residence in response to a domestic disturbance. A woman reported she called the deputies back because the man she shares a house with allegedly came to her room demanding sexual favors. The woman said the man hit her in the ribs and legs several times when she said no, so she called 911. When deputies spoke to the man he said he was in his room the whole time and the woman came to his bedroom door claiming she left her cell phone in his room. The man said he never touched the woman.