Saturday evening a Bartow county deputy was dispatched to 6965 Glade Road, Acworth, in reference to a domestic disturbance. The complainant stated that her husband had stolen prescription medication from her as well as from her daughter. Upon a count performed by the deputy after inspecting the label on the bottle, several pills were missing and the woman’s husband denied taking the medications. The wife continued speaking with the officer and stated that two days prior to this incident, her husband had bruised her arms when he grabbed her and threw her on their bed while yelling and cursing at her. She stated that she did not report the abuse at that moment because she did not want her husband to “get into trouble.”
After speaking to the alleged offender, the deputy discovered another version of the story that claimed the couple were wrestling and he had been bruised as well. Marks were visible on the woman but her husband did not have any bruises in the areas he mentioned in his statement. The victim did not want to prosecute her husband for the missing medications, but only expressed her desire to seek help for him.
Due to the marks and abuse complaint, the officer arrested the primary aggressor and charged him with battery in violation of the Family Violence Act.