Man threatens gunfight during standoff
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After threatening to kill his wife and then himself, one man stood off with police for two hours before he was arrested.

A Bartow County Sheriff’s Office deputy arrived at the Texaco on Sugar Valley Road Sunday night, where he spoke with a woman who said she was in an argument with her husband, Jon Pettepher, earlier that evening. She said she decided to leave the residence after getting tired of arguing. According to the incident report, Pettepher followed her, yelling at her and saying he would kill her if she left and then he would kill himself.

Pettepher allegedly picked up a handful of gravel and threw it at the victim’s face. Then Pettepher allegedly climbed up on the victim’s car and jumped up and down on it.

The victim said she went next door to her father’s home. Pettepher called the victim’s cell and her father answered it. Pettepher allegedly said he would kill the victim and her father if she did not come home.

The deputy noted the victim had “several red marks on her face,” according to the report.

The deputy later spoke with the victim’s father, who confirmed the victim’s account.

While the deputy was at the Texaco station, two gunshots were heard in the direction of the victim’s home.

Additional deputies arrived in the area of Padgett Road and approached the victim’s home. One deputy was able to speak with Pettepher over the phone, and he said he had threatened both the victim and her father, but he was not going to hurt anyone but himself, according to the report. Pettepher reportedly would not leave his home or allow deputies to enter it while he was unarmed. He later told deputies that if anyone tried to enter his home there would be a gunfight, according to the report.

After standing off with deputies for approximately two hours, a deputy convinced Pettepher to come outside.

Pettepher was arrested and charged with terroristic threats under the Family Violence Act, two counts of terroristic threats and simple battery (FVA).

Water balloon toss leads to arrest

When one woman threw a water balloon in her ex-boyfriend’s face, she landed in jail.

A BCSO deputy spoke with the victim, who said he went to his ex-girlfriend’s home, got into an argument and later went home. After being home for a few minutes, the victim said, his ex-girlfriend, Stacia Coker, arrived at his home with a friend. After telling Coker to leave several times, according to the report, Coker allegedly threw a water balloon and hit the victim in the face.

The victim said he then punched the windshield in anger.

Coker said the victim invited her to his home and when she arrived he became angry and asked her to leave. She said that while the victim was screaming at her, she spit on her so she threw the water balloon at him. The victim then punched the windshield, she said.

Coker’s friend said she drove Coker to the residence because of her level of intoxication. The friend said the victim asked Coker to leave, but they continued to argue. The friend said the victim did not spit on Coker, but Coker did throw the water balloon and the victim did punch the windshield.

The vehicle later arrived at the scene and was able to work with the victim to repair the windshield, according to the report.

Coker was arrested and charged with simple battery (FVA) and later transported to the jail.

Skinny dippers arrested for disorderly conduct

Early Monday morning two women were arrested for being loud and skinny dipping in Lake Allatoona.

At approximately 2:37 a.m., the BCSO deputy was called to the Upper Stamp Creek Campground in reference to suspicious people disturbing other campers. Once on scene, the deputy found Reyna Rhodes and Ashley Carson in the lake around campsite number 14.

“The women appeared to be naked,” the report stated.

When asked what they were doing, both women said they were skinny dipping. A complainant said Rhodes and Carson were being “very loud” and woke him and his children up. The complainant also said he could hear boats passing and the women yelling at passengers and the passengers yelling at the women.

Rhodes and Carson were both arrested and charged with disorderly conduct.