MOULTRIE — A Norman Park teen-ager suffered apparently minor injuries when another man hit him in the face with a chain during a confrontation in a Moultrie parking lot.

Joseph Glass, 19, did not require medical attention at the scene in the 600 block of Veterans Parkway South near Magnolia Lane that is sometimes used as a hangout spot, Moultrie Police Department Inv. Eric Hill said.

The confrontation occurred after Glass had learned his assailant had been sending phone texts to his girlfriend, Hill said.

Police have classified the incident as an aggravated assault.

“They had an altercation,” Hill said. “The offender had a chain and hit the victim with the chain.”

The offender left before police arrived and police are seeking him, he said.

In a Wednesday incident, one of two women involved in a fight near Fifth Avenue and Third Street Northwest suffered a broken wrist. Police were called to that location at about 8:15 p.m.

Lovonne Young, 51, told police that she was walking back from the store when the other woman confronted her and that the woman pushed her to the ground during the confrontation.

Generial Bell told police that she defended herself as Young pushed her.

The investigation indicates that Young “put hands on the possible offender (Bell),” Hill said. “The offender pushes her back and she fell down and broke her wrist.”

If charges are warranted, it likely would be a misdemeanor offense, he said.

“It’s more of an affray-type deal, a mutual fight,” Hill said.

Young was treated at Colquitt Regional Medical Canter and released, a hospital spokeswoman said on Friday.

Prior to that incident Jerome Spence was attacked at Jenkins Store in Northwest Moultrie in an incident related to Bell and Young’s fight.

Bell told police that she and a male relative were at the store at the same time Spence and another woman were there. The male relative was angry at Spence and after they had words he hit Spence at least one time.

Spence had a cut over his right eye and blood on his face, police said, but he refused medical treatment.


Moultrie Police

• Cathy Bell, 37, Moultrie, reported Aug. 30 that she was robbed while walking at about 4:30 p.m. near the intersection of Fifth Avenue and Eighth Street Southwest.

“She was walking down the street, talking on the phone,” Moultrie police Inv. David Jones said. “A black male in red shorts and white sneakers walked up from behind and bumped into her. He took her purse and took off running.”

The thief made off with $2 in cash and the purse and contents with a total value of about $8, police said.


Moultrie Police

• Robert Wesley Hutchinson, 47, 204 Meadow St., Thomasville, and Jody Lynn Van Houten, 47, 133 Oak St., Omega, were each charged Thursday with theft by shoplifting.

Wal-Mart, 641 Veterans Parkway S., reported that Hutchinson placed merchandise valued at $64 in Van Houten’s purse, and that she walked outside while he checked out with some additional items. A store employee detained the two and police recovered from her purse merchandise including hair coloring, shampoo and conditioner, a bottle of bath gel and two bobbles of auto air conditioner refrigerant, police said.

• James Buddy Castleberry, 30, 610 Lane St., was charged Thursday with obstruction of an officer and probation violation.

Probation violation

Berlin Police

• Alexa Alejandra Quiroga, 19, 218 E. Broad St., Norman Park.

Moultrie Police

• Brandy Lea Barfield, 38, 2507 Hwy. 111.


Moultrie Police

• Chevron, 1350 Veterans Parkway N., reported Thursday that an unknown person shoplifted merchandise valued at $20.

Sheriff’s Office

• Colquitt EMC, 15 Rowland Drive, reported Thursday the theft of power at a household in the 1600 block of Old Doerun Road.

A company employee told police that a meter reported stolen from a Sumner Road residence had been altered and was being used to provide electricity at the residence.

The employee later returned the meter to the residence from which it had been taken,

• Mary Daughtry, 1900 block Second Street S.E., reported Wednesday the theft of a 2004 Ford Mustang of unknown value from the 500 block of Rosencrantz Road.


Sheriff’s Office

• Randy Bozeman reported Thursday that a check written for $11.64 to pay for gas at a 101 Bay Store Road store was returned for insufficient funds.

• Adena Robinson, 500 block Cook Road, reported Thursday that her debit card information was used fraudulently to make charges on her bank account at a Kroger in North Georgia.

Robinson told police that the amount withdrawn from the account totaled about $500.

• Quik Mart, 103 Veterans Parkway S., reported Thursday an incident of forgery.

Property damage

Sheriff’s Office

• Hannah Wilder, 300 block Old Berlin Road; Angela Saldanha, 600 block Black Acres Road; and Kristen Harrison, 200 block Camellia Drive, each reported on Thursday that cars were scratched while parked at Willie J. Williams Middle School, 950 Fourth St. S.W.

Police said that Wilder’s 2013 Lincoln MKX had scratches on the hood and right front bumper. Saldanha’s 2010 Toyota Corolla had damage to the hood, and Harrison’s 2010 Chevrolet Tahoe had scratched to the hood, police said.

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