MOULTRIE, Ga. — A Colquitt County man who told police that he chased a man out of his residence after finding him hiding under a bed was arrested after an early Saturday morning confrontation.

Miranda Johnson, of the 1000 block of Holmes Drive, reported that the incident unfolded after the father of her children, who also lives at the residence, found a male visitor in her room.

The man got a knife and chased the visitor out of the house before turning to her with the knife, she told police, and then he slammed her twice to the floor. He also grabbed her neck, she said.

Johnson had red marks around her neck, police said, and her knees were skinned during the altercation.

The male resident told police that Johnson was hiding the man, who was not there when police arrived, under her bed and that he chased him into the bathroom and out of the house with the knife. He also pushed Johnson in “self defense” because she had a bottle, he reported.

Police took the man, who faces charges of battery and cruelty to children, into custody. Warrants had not been taken as of Tuesday.

In other arrests

Sheriff’s Office

• Jack Robert Kennedy, 32, 153 Sam Harrell Road, was charged Tuesday with failure to appear and probation violation.

• Jose Martin, 20, 207 Lisa Lane, was charged Sunday with speeding and criminal trespass.

• Kayla Danielle McKenzie, 30, 7302 Bullock Road, Meigs, was charged Friday with forgery in the fourth degree.

• Adrienne Laurel Williams, 34, 560 D.H. Alderman Road, was charged Friday with possession of marijuana.

• Kimberly Denise Marshall, 32, 1317 Alton Road, Ellenton, was charged Dec. 20 with sale of alcohol to a minor.

• John Skyler Cole, 24, 183 Royale Road, was charged Dec. 19 with battery, theft by taking and two counts cruelty to children.

• Daniel Lamar Simpson, 32, 901 Seventh Ave. S.E., was charged Dec. 19 with loitering.

• Eugeria Zarate, 45, 657 Circle Road, was charged Dec. 18 with driving without license.

• Ben Vicks, 37, 200 Seventh Ave. N.W., was charged Dec. 16 with two counts obstruction of a police officer.

• Chandra Loreen Partain, 39, 711-B Third Ave. S.E., was charged Dec. 15 with criminal trespass.

Moultrie Police

• Terrance Sherrod King, 30, 205 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, was charged Monday with criminal trespass.

• Christine Gamble, 57, 1208 12th St. S.E., was charged Sunday with driving under the influence and failure to maintain lane.

• John Paul Williams, 36, 2235 Sylvester Drive, was charged Dec. 21 with two counts criminal trespass, two counts burglary, and probation violation.

• Rodney Oneal Herndon, 51, 417-B 31st Ave. S.W., was charged Dec. 21 with disorderly conduct.

• Jessica Rosa Conner, 31, 225 Indian Lake Drive, and Jill Louise Conner, 53, 144 Holly St., were each charged Dec. 20 with theft by taking.

• Jamari Dominique Smith, 23, 620 Second St. N.W., was charged Dec. 20 with criminal trespass, interference with 911 call and giving false information or false name to police officer.

• Timothy Dewayne Hayes, 47, 190 Dennis Powell Lane, Norman Park, was charged Dec. 13 with theft by deception.

Berlin Police

• Justin Lamar Jackson, 29, 626 W. Ninth St., Adel, was charged Wednesday with speeding in highway work zone and driving while license suspended.

Doerun Police

• Michael Brandon Griffin, 36,170 Crawford St., Berlin, was charged Dec. 20 with disorderly conduct.

Georgia State Patrol

• Octavia Moses, 25, 7201 Barrington Drive, Charlotte, N.C., was charged Friday with expired vehicle tag or decal and driving without license.

Probation violation

Sheriff’s Office

• Demarcus McCullough, 22, 1334 Sumner Circle.

Moultrie Police

• Joe Lewis Daniels, 34, 1206 Tallokas Point.

Burglary

Sheriff’s Office

• Stephen Dale Cooper, 300 block Cooper Road, Meigs, reported Saturday the theft of property valued at $410 from a shed at his residence.

Cooper told police that during the morning he had seen a woman who recently had been kicked out of the residence driving on the road near his residence.

• Tyler Smithwick, 3000 block Stagecoach Road, Meigs, reported Dec. 21 the theft of a Kenmore stove and a water heather with a total value of $1,000 from a residence in the 600 block of Willow Drive.

• David Dorminey, 100 block Sam Harrell Road, reported Dec. 21 the theft of tools valued at $200.

Dorminey told police that a male acquaintance recently had stayed at his residence and while there had remarked that he had “some nice tools.”

Thefts

Sheriff’s Office

• Ginger Johnson, 1000 block Holmes Drive, reported Saturday the theft of a .38-caliber revolver valued at $300.

• Shirley Hurst, 200 block Norman Estates, reported Friday the theft of a tag decal off her 2001 Chevrolet S-10 Blazer.

• Douglas Bridges, 1900 block Sumner Road, reported Dec. 20 the theft of a Schumacher battery charger valued at $100 from the 600 block of Woodman Road.

• Bruno Cinto, 1500 block Highway 33 South, reported Dec. 20  the theft of a Honda CRS 50 cc dirt bike valued at $700.

Moultrie Police

• Georgette Jones, 50 block Carolyn Street, reported Dec. 20 the theft of property valued at $139.

Battery

Sheriff’s Office

• Jasmine Bennett, Lithonia, Ga., reported Monday that a male acquaintance got into a “physical altercation” with her son Zion at about  2:20 p.m. at a residence in the 100 block of Tallokas Circle.

Jeremy Robinson told police that the teen-age boy began punching him when he tried to wake him up, so he held him down. He also reported that someone struck him in the back with a piece of wood.

Due to conflicting stories no charges were made, police said. The parties were separated and police discussed with them how they could seek arrest warrants through Colquitt County Magistrate Court.

She also told police that the man also had “been physical” with her.

• Jose Vega, 100 block Cherry Avenue, reported Dec. 20 that he and a male acquaintance got into a fight.

Vega did not wish to pursue charges, police said.

• Jessica Pace, 300 block East Gate Drive, Norman Park, reported Dec. 21 a domestic dispute involving a male companion.

Fraud

Moultrie Police

• Makayla Sellers, 1400 block Ninth Street Southwest, reported Dec. 20 an incident of identity fraud.

Other investigations

Sheriff’s Office

• Bart Gay, 400 block C. Willingham Road, reported Sunday that the driver of a pickup truck has been driving the roadway late at night shooting a “high-powered rifle in the air.”

Gay told police the truck is being driven fast through the area and has a loud muffler. The activity has been going on for months.

• Terry Taylor, 200 block Christmas Road, reported Tuesday that shots fired from a BB gun had damaged a residence in the 100 block of Clifton Drive.

Taylor told police that about 20 BBs had struck the residence, damaging two windows, the front door and vinyl siding.

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