Man observes assault
by Staff Report
Nov 13, 2011 | 1778 views | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend | print
A man was driving toward Sugar Valley Road before 4 p.m. when -- according to his account -- he thought he saw a man kicking a large rug. The driver slowed his car and realized the rug to actually be a woman laying on the ground. A young child tried to help the woman to her feet. The driver watched as the woman was kicked again.

According to the driver, he stopped his vehicle and was challenged by the other man to exit the vehicle. The driver's passenger told him not to exit the vehicle. The driver drove to a gas station and called 911.

Several officers were dispatched to the scene and found that the offender had already left. One officer then observed the offender drive past the residence. That officer followed the vehicle and attempted to initiate a traffic stop. The offender opened his driver's side door while driving and tossed a beer bottle before pulling off to the side of the road.

According to the officer, the man -- extremely intoxicated -- stated he wanted the officer to shoot him in the abdomen. The offender said that if he had a weapon, he would reach for it to force the officer to shoot him. The man was detained. The offender told another officer that he had been previously incarcerated for a long time for things he did not do. However, he informed the officer that he did this.

Meanwhile the women denied the incident had ever happened. She was intoxicated and told an officer that she and the offender were playing tag in the front yard. That officer observed the woman holding her stomach with redness and finger imprints on her neck. The children said they were inside and did not see anything.

Due to the observations of injury and the statements given by the driver and his passenger, the man was placed under arrest for battery under the Family Violence Act. The man was transported to jail.