MOULTRIE — Law officers must think it never ends.

Just a few hours after Colquitt County sheriff’s deputies apprehended a suspect in a Wednesday domestic violence case, Moultrie police responded to another family violence incident. Now the hunt is on for the suspect in that case.

On Thursday, deputies charged Carlos Demetrius Fuller, 29, of 209 Circle Drive, with simple battery (family violence). He allegedly hit Olivia Fuller, in the mouth with a cell phone, broke the phone and hit her multiple times in the back and side during an argument about 8 p.m. Wednesday. The argument took place with the couple’s 8-year-old son sitting in her lap and 4-year-old son sitting beside her.

In a separate incident, a Moultrie police officer was called to a house on Eighth Street Southwest at 5:32 a.m. Friday about a physical altercation. The officer spoke with Angie Richardson, who stated she and her boyfriend, John Johnson, were awakened by a knock on their door.

Johnson answered the door, and a male acquaintance came inside and waked into the bedroom and punched Richardson in the face, causing swelling to her left cheek. Johnson tried to protect Richardson by stepping in between the two of them, and the acquaintance pulled out a box cutter and swung it at him. Johnson was not injured.

Richardson was able to get out of the house during the scuffle between Johnson and the male acquaintance, but the acquaintance was able to catch up with her. Richardson was pushed to the ground and kicked several times and punched in the face, leaving bruises to her back, neck and left hip. All of this took place in front of Richardson’s 13-year-old and 10-year-old sons.

The male acquaintance fled from the scene following the incident, and officers searched for him but were unable to find him. Warrants were issued for his arrest Friday on charges of battery, cruelty to children (third degree) and criminal trespassing.



Arrests

Moultrie Police

• A 14-year-old girl was charged Tuesday with being a runaway.

• Erika Shantaye Burrow, 20, of 110 Hudson St. in Sylvester, was charged Thursday with theft by taking.

• Cleo Burkes, 50, of 1108 Fourth Ave. S.E., was charged Thursday with being a fugitive from justice, deposit account fraud, organized fraud and grand theft (third degree).



Colquitt County S.O.

• James Gary Lacey IV, 34, of 1602 Seventh St. S.E., was charged Thursday with driving with a suspended license.

• Rodney Wayne Mills, 40, of 3407 Highway 319 N. in Norman Park, was charged Thursday with two counts of forgery.

• Mack Fred Castleberry, 41, of 130 Academy Drive in Thomasville, was charged Thursday with four counts of deposit account fraud.



Other Incidents

Moultrie Police

• Jody Terry reported a thief stole Gardner Bender linesmen’s pliers, a Husky impact wrench, a Dewalt reciprocating saw kit, a Task Force knife, a Fire Storm combination kit, a measuring tape, five King Tony wrenches, a King Tony reversible wrench, a crowbar, a Kobalt hammer, a steel hammer, painter’s tools, grove pliers, cutter pliers, a Micro Strobe strobe flashlight, several socket wrenches, a Task Force leveler, a pipe cutter and a King Tony nut setter from South Georgia Septic on North Main Street between 7 p.m. Wednesday and 7:52 a.m. Thursday. The value of the stolen items was about $571.

• Ofelia Valdez-Beltran, of Savannah, reported Thursday someone used her name and Social Security number to find work at Sanderson Farms on Highway 133 South.



Colquitt County S.O.

• Roy Hand, of Mitchell County Line Road in Hartsfield, reported a thief stole 18 sacks of pecans from under his carport between 6 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Wednesday. The value of the stolen pecans was estimated at $250. Hand gave sheriff’s deputies the name of a male suspect.

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