A man was struck in the side of the head with a crow bar after he was accused of hitting his girlfriend Tuesday night.

A Moultrie police officer was called to Colquitt Regional Medical Center at 11:13 p.m. Tuesday about the incident. The officer spoke with Benjamin Megee, who stated he and his girlfriend were playing in the front yard of a house in the Moultrie Housing Authority.

As the two were playing, the girl’s mother called to a male relative and told him Megee had been beating the girl, the man’s niece. Both Megee and the girl stated they were only playing, and he went to help his cousin change a tire.

Megee stated he needed to borrow a crow bar to help with changing the tire, and he walked to his aunt’s house to get one. As he was walking back to the car, the girl’s male relative hit Megee twice with the crow bar.

The attack split Megee’s left ear, caused a gash to the left side of his face and caused swelling to his neck.

A hospital spokesperson, however, said there was not a record of Megee being admitted to Colquitt Regional for his injuries. Under some circumstances, the hospital may be required to indicate no information due to patient privacy rules.

Arrests

Moultrie Police

• Shavensky Collins, 18, of 918 Fourth Ave. S.W., was charged Wednesday with criminal damage to property (second degree) and public drunkenness.

• Jeremy Wade Wyers, 30, of 515 Heritage Drive, Apt. W-414, in Madison, Tenn., was charged Tuesday with DUI, failure to obey a traffic control device, an open container violation and probation violation.

• Amanda Burgess Gibson, 28, of 302 L.B. Nevels Road, was charged Tuesday with simple battery (family violence).

• Jeremy Jerome Edwards, 27, of 430 Seventh St. S.W., was charged Tuesday with simple battery (family violence).

• George Edwards, 61, of 430 Seventh St. S.W., was charged Tuesday with simple battery (family violence).

Sheriff’s Office

• Rashad Lamar Hunter, 22, of 205 Westhill St. in Quitman, was charged Tuesday with forgery.

• Lewis Manning Pedrick, 28, of 413 Highway 319 N., was charged Tuesday with possession of methamphetamine.

Georgia State Patrol

• John Michael Conway, 27, of 209 Clay St., was charged Tuesday with DUI, driving with a suspended license and speeding.

Other Incidents

Moultrie Police

• Brad Bowen reported a thief stole his BlackBerry cell phone from his vehicle while he was at Moultrie Technical College on North Veterans Parkway Tuesday. The value of the stolen cell phone was $539.

Sheriff’s Office

• Keith Lacey, of Seventh Street Southeast, reported a male relative used his account to order cell phones and accessories and used them between Jan. 1 and 11:30 a.m. Tuesday. The amount used in the fraudulent account was $1,098.98.

• Sufonza Hawkins, of Sylvester Drive, reported a thief forced open a sliding glass door and stole food and a four-wheeler between 1:45 p.m. Monday and 1:09 a.m. Tuesday. The value of the stolen items was about $700.

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