MOULTRIE — A Moultrie man was arrested Tuesday after he got into an argument with his mother Sunday night. Police said the man resisting being placed under arrest but was eventually put in handcuffs.

Andre Lanier Hunt, 40, of 319 First St. N.W., was charged with duty to obey an officer, simple battery (family violence) and theft by taking.

Police reports said Hunt got into an argument over an unknown issue with his 82-year-old mother at her residence on First Street Northwest. During the argument, Hunt allegedly pushed his mother into a wall and took her cell phone as he left.

The woman complained that her arm and shoulder were sore, and reports said she told officers her cell phone was her only means of communication in case of emergencies. She told officers the value of the stolen cell phone was estimated at $100.

Officers issued two warrants on Hunt related to the incident Tuesday, reports said. An officer on patrol at 12:11 p.m. Tuesday and spotted Hunt walking on Second Avenue Northwest, and the officer knew Hunt had warrants on him.

Reports said the officer spoke with Hunt and told him he was under arrest for the warrants. Hunt, however, refused to put his hands behind his back and resisted efforts to be handcuffed, even after a second officer arrived to provide assistance, the report said.

The two officers forcibly placed Hunt on the ground, and reports said Hunt gave up the struggle, placed his hands behind his back and was handcuffed. He was taken to Colquitt County Jail.


• Reynaldo Castro Perez, 18, of 5 Circle Road, was charged Tuesday with driving without a license.

• Juan Ramon Santos, 35, of Circle Road, was charged Tuesday with driving without a license.

• Roger Keith Hancock, 42, of 54 Pine Valley Circle, was charged Tuesday with two counts of issuing bad checks.

• Marcus Randolph Burroughs, 23, of 100 Lewis Drive in Savannah, was charged Saturday with attempting to elude officers, headlights required and speeding.

Other Incidents

• Officers were called to an alarm at Farmer’s Furniture on First Avenue Southeast Wednesday. Upon arrival, they found an unknown person had shattered the frame of a window, possibly by shooting at the window with a BB or pellet gun. Damage to the window was estimated at approximately $200.

• Jacinto Bonita, of Fifth Avenue Southeast, reported an unknown person forced open the back door of his residence and stole a line trimmer, a leaf blower, a tent and a CD/radio and rubbed jam on a bedroom doorknob between 7 p.m. and 11:37 p.m. Tuesday. The total value of the stolen items was $200.

• Patricia Whittington reported an unknown person stole her Mitsubishi Eclipse while it was parked at South Gate Apartments on South Gate Drive Tuesday. The value of the stolen vehicle was unknown at the time of report.

• Sebrina Dawson, of Eighth Street Northwest, reported a male relative stole a Sony PSP from her residence Tuesday. The value of the stolen game system was $551.

• Ricky Yates, of Second Avenue Northwest, reported an unknown person keyed and damaged his Ford Expedition Tuesday. Total damage to the vehicle was estimated at $800.

• Clemente Rojo Perez, of Ninth Street Southwest, reported an unknown person stole his chocolate Labrador dog from his backyard between 12:30 p.m. and 2 p.m. Monday. The value of the stolen dog was $100.

• An employee at Farmer Seed Co. on Church Street in Doerun reported a known male customer was given 320-count pallets on credit Jan. 13 but had not paid for them as of Tuesday. The total value of the pallets was $827.

• Franklin Miller, of Highway 33 South, reported an unknown person threw a speaker at the windshield of his Ford Ranger between midnight and 7 a.m. Monday. Damage to the windshield was unknown at the time of report.

• Tonya Dillon, of Old Adel Highway, reported Tuesday an unknown person stole a Poulan 52-inch cut pawn mower from her residence between June 1 and Jan. 7. The value of the stolen lawn mower was $3,200.

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