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November 26, 2012

Lawmen: Violent Thanksgiving weekend

MOULTRIE — County law enforcement agencies responded to numerous domestic violence calls over a long holiday weekend, with one incident involving a reported robbery and attempted abduction at a Laundromat.

Erica Mozteuma, of Funston, reported that a friend was attacked while she was washing clothes with a friend Sunday in the 1000 block of West Central Avenue. Moctezuma told police that the assailant was a man with whom she had been involved previously.

Julio Hernandez reported that as he went outside to put Moctezuma’s purse in her car at about 7 p.m., a green van pulled up and a man got out and grabbed him from behind.

Hernandez told police that the man grabbed the purse and tried to force him in the van. He fought off the attacker, injuring his knuckles and having his shirt ripped off in the process.

The man left in the van.

In other reported assaults:

• Marie Broussard, 700 block 12th Street Southeast, reported that a male family member held her down because he was upset that she had both the television and a light turned on.

Broussard told police that the man held her down for a long time and after he let her up screamed at her and told her she could not leave.

Broussard had no visible injuries, police said.

• Yasmine Osby, Moultrie, reported Friday that she was assaulted by several people in the 1100 block of Joe Louis Avenue.

Osby told police that female acquaintances tried to start a fight with her and that her mother arrived and told her to walk back to her residence. As Osby turned and began walking one of the girls hit her in the back of the head and both of them then began punching her.

Osby reported having a burning sensation in her back and had a torn shirt collar and scratches on her lower back, police said.

• Teresa Allen, 1000 block Third Avenue Northwest, reported that her juvenile niece was assaulted at about 3:24 p.m. Wednesday.

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