Moultrie Observer

Breaking News

Local News

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.

Text Only
Local News
Business Marquee
AP Video
Raw: Magnitude-7.2 Earthquake Shakes Mexico City Ceremony at MIT Remembers One of Boston's Finest Raw: Students Hurt in Colo. School Bus Crash Raw: Church Tries for Record With Chalk Jesus Raw: Faithful Celebrate Good Friday Worldwide Deadly Avalanche Sweeps Slopes of Mount Everest Police Arrest Suspect in Highway Shootings Drought Concerns May Hurt Lake Tourism Vermont Goat Meat Gives Refugees Taste of Home Calif. Investigators Re-construct Fatal Bus Cras Mayor Rob Ford Launches Re-election Campaign Appellate Court Hears Okla. Gay Marriage Case Author Gabriel Garcia Marquez Dead at 87 Chelsea Clinton Is Pregnant Flamingo Frenzy Ahead of Zoo Construction Crew Criticized Over Handling of Ferry Disaster Agreement Reached to Calm Ukraine Tensions Boston Bombing Survivors One Year Later
House Ads
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide
More
weatherradar
Seasonal Content
Poll

Should abortion be legal for victims of rape?

No. That baby is alive, no matter how horrible its manner of conception.
Yes. It's wrong to force a woman to carry the child of her rapist.
Abortion is a private matter and should be legal for everyone.
     View Results