Moultrie Observer

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January 25, 2013

Threats, robbery among recent violence

MOULTRIE — Violent crimes investigated recently by law enforcement agencies include reports of a man pointing weapons at a woman while threatening her and a robbery outside a restaurant.

Nicole Dailey, 32, of the 1900 block of Sylvester Highway, reported to the Colquitt County Sheriff’s Office that a teenage acquaintance pointed two guns at her and told her he would kill her.

Dailey reported that she was arguing with the teen at about 10:30 a.m. when he took the guns, identified by one witness as two rifles, out of a Ford Taurus. After making the threat he put the guns back in the car but came back with a pocket knife and again threatened her.

One witness described the incident as taking place just as Daily said. A second reported that she heard screams and when she looked outside saw a male take two rifles out of a car. She went to another room and when she again looked out saw him putting them back into the Taurus.

After making those initial statements, Dailey and the first witness said they did not want to answer additional questions and did not want to press charges against the 17-year-old, sheriff’s reports said.

In a Tuesday incident, Willie Peterson Jr., 31, reported that a man with a gun robbed him at about 10:30 a.m. in the McDonald’s parking lot at 506 First Ave. S.E.

The robber had a gun but did not point it at Peterson when he demanded money from Peterson, Moultrie police said.

In other assaults:

Sheriff’s Office

• Gerardo Garcia, 27, 342 Matthew Road, Norman Park, was charged Thursday with battery and two counts of cruelty to children in a reported domestic dispute at his residence.

Jessica Garcia reported that while drunk her husband hit her with a belt several times during an argument over his drinking.

Garcia had a large bruise on the back of her left arm, sheriff’s reports said. She managed to get out of the bedroom and after driving away in a truck called for assistance.

When an officer accompanied her back to the residence, Gerardo Garcia admitted hitting his wife, sheriff’s reports said. There were two children in the residence at the time, accounting for the charges of cruelty to children.

• A 15-year-old girl was charged Thursday with misdemeanor battery and disrupting a public school in connection with an attack on another teenager in a classroom.

School officials reported that the girl went into a classroom and began hitting a 14-year-old girl in the face.

• A 14-year-old boy was charged Thursday with sexual battery in a reported attack of a 12-year-old girl on a Colquitt County Schools bus on Jan. 17.

The girl told police that the boy grabbed her breasts and tried to touch her genital area.

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