MOULTRIE — A Moultrie man accused of hitting his girlfriend in the head with a piece of wood during a Tuesday morning incident was arrested after he reportedly gave police a fake name.
Moultrie police said that when an officer stopped Derrick Donta Key as he was walking at about 3:50 a.m. in the area of Seventh Avenue and Eighth Street Southeast, Key identified himself as Antonio Corbin.
Another officer recognized that as an alias used by Key, police said, and he was taken into custody as a suspect in an attack that had happened a short time earlier in the 200 block of Sixth Avenue Southeast.
Shabrika Hamilton, 24, told police that she and Key had gone to a residence there to see some friends. At some point Key thought another man was flirting with Hamilton and he picked up a piece of wood that appeared to be a two by four board.
Hamilton reported that Key struck her twice in the head and that her left index finger also was injured. She told police that she would have to take off a wig to display her head injuries, but said that she was all right and did not need medical assistance.
A witness gave police the same account as that given by Hamilton, reports said. He told police that he intervened to break up the incident.
Key, 32, 815 Seventh Ave. S.E. was charged with battery and giving false information to a police officer.
An officer found a five foot piece of wood outside the residence in some bushes beside a wheelchair ramp.
In other arrests:
• Freddie Hadley, 50, 9 Fourth Ave. N.W., was charged Monday with disorderly conduct.
Police arrested Hadley after he became unruly while police were investigating a report of a dog bite at 12:48 p.m. in the 100 block of Fourth Street Southwest. Hadley reportedly tried to fight people who were trying to help him, including a police officer and tried to assault a paramedic but was unable to do so because he was strapped downs.
• Derrick Lamont Smith, 28, 523 Third St. S.E. Apt. B, was charged Monday with failure to appear.
• Wendi Sherree Weldon, 41, 2911 Madeline Road, Albany, was charged Monday with theft by taking.
• Debra Laverne Cloud, 52, 227 J.W. Wingate Road, Doerun.
• Raymond Lamar Owens, 39, 151 Blair Drive, Cairo.
• A deputy recovered a four-wheeler stolen Tuesday morning from a residence in the 500 block of Highway 111 after a witness reported seeing the vehicle stuck in a ditch and a man walking away from it.
The anonymous witness called to report the unusual sight at about 3 a.m. An officer who investigated saw tracks from the Polaris 500 Sportman leading toward a residence.
There, owner Scott Penuel told police that he owns the four-wheeler and it was returned to him.
• Sheriff’s Cpl. Terry Gibson reported Monday that a 2011 Chevrolet Caprice patrol car was scratched on the rear driver’s side on Friday.
The car was damaged while parked Friday night at 1 Blue Devil Way in Tift County during a football game between Colquitt County High and Tift County High.
• Richard Colomy, 1200 block Holmes Drive, reported Monday that someone damaged a 2004 Ford F-150 pickup truck parked at his residence.
Colomy noticed Monday that the gas tank lid would not close, the mirror on the drivers side was broken and the windshield cracked.