Moultrie Observer

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January 23, 2013

Beating, gunshots over long weekend

MOULTRIE — A 21-year-old man who suffered head wounds in a Saturday morning beating was not cooperating with officers investigating the assault.

James Tyler Cobb, of the 2400 block of Fifth Street Southeast, was found by his mother on Crosby Road after he called her to come pick him up.

He told a deputy dispatched to Colquitt Regional Medical Center, where Cobb received medical attention, that he was walking on Crosby Road when someone hit him. After he went to the ground someone hit him several times in the head with a metal pipe, he said.

Sheriff’s reports said that after medical personnel finished treating Cobb he refused to cooperate. Cobb, who appeared to be drunk, refused to respond to questions of why he was walking in the area and where the assault occurred.

His mother reported that when she saw him several people were hitting Cobb and that she also was attacked, receiving injuries to the right eye, forehead and lips. The report did not identify the mother.

Cobb appeared to have severe injuries to his head, including a swollen left eye, three broken teeth and cut lip, the reports said.

He was treated and released Saturday and released, a hospital spokeswoman said.

In another incident Saturday, Jose Sanchez reported that his 1992 Chevrolet Blazer and sister Clemente Soto’s 1996 Nissan Maxima were struck by bullets. The incident occurred after he had a confrontation with several males in a silver Honda at the intersection of Sumner Road and Doerun-Norman Park Road.

The occupants of the car saw him turn into his driveway, he reported, and at about 2 a.m. they were awakened by a vehicle and found the damaged vehicles.

A deputy found two shotgun shell casings and five 9 mm casings about 10 feet south of one end of the residence, sheriff’s reports said. The Maxima apparently was hit in both driver’s -side doors with shotgun blasts and bullets from the pistol.

In other assaults:

Moultrie Police

• Nateya Barge, Moultrie, reported Tuesday that a male acquaintance she was struck in the face by a male acquaintance while they were arguing in a car.

Barge had a a swollen area over her left eye, police said.

• Caseita Jenkins, 400 block Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, reported Tuesday that after a fight with a male companion he prevented her from leaving and pushed her back onto a bed. The man then continued assaulting her, and when she made it into the bathroom he came in and poked her in the face.

Jenkins told police that she told the man she needed to go to the hospital because she thought her nose was broken, but he initially refused to let her leave and took the clothes she was trying to put on.

When he eventually allowed her to leave she left in her car and called police.

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