A 911 call from a woman hiding in her residence after an assault Wednesday led to the arrest of her husband.

Veronica Escamilla, 32, called 911 at about 5:40 p.m. Wednesday to report that she was hiding inside the couple’s 126 Willow Drive residence, Colquitt County Sheriff’s Office reports said.

When officers arrived, Jose Mario Ambrocio, Escamilla’s husband, was standing outside with another man, later identified as his brother, and the front door of the residence was open, reports said. Escamilla came outside and pointed at Ambrocio.

Through a telephone translator, Escamilla told officers that she and Ambrocio had gone to his boss’s house earlier and that on the way home he accused her of flirting with the other man. During the ride home he hit her several times, and when they arrived at their residence her brother-in-law was inside and she told officers she knew Ambrocio would not harm her in his presence.

Escamilla then hid in the residence and called for assistance, she reported.

Escamilla had injuries to the face, including swelling and a laceration to the nose, sheriff’s reports said. She also had bruised ribs and apparent blood all over her. Escamilla was not treated for the injuries and told officers she did not require assistance from a shelter because her brother-in-law would take care of her.

Ambrocio, 30,  was charged with battery.

In another assault:

• Tina Terrazas, 200 block 30th Avenue Northwest, reported Thursday that a female family member bit and scratched her.



Moultrie Police Department

• Charles Jason Hobgood, 33, 1421 Sunrise Ave., was charged Thursday with three counts of forgery and theft by taking.

• Wesley David Brown, 32, 341 Peafowl Road, Sylvester, was charged Friday with driving under the influence, expired tag and unlawful use of license.

Colquitt County Sheriff’s Office

• Melvin David Ricks, 31, 2212 Ga. Hwy. 37 W., was charged Wednesday with pedestrian under the influence.


Moultrie Police Department

• Enterprise Rent-A-Car, 916 First Ave. S.E., reported Thursday that a man who rented a 2012 Toyota Camry due to be returned on Sept. 11 has not returned the car.

• Eugene McShane, 500 block Seventh Street Southwest, reported Thursday the theft of a PlayStation 3 game system.

• Jody Perry, 700 block 12th Avenue Southeast, reported Thursday the theft of a children’s Next seven-speed bicycle valued at $200.

On Friday Perry told police that someone had seen the bicycle behind a nearby residence.

Police recovered the bicycle and returned it to Perry.

• Erica Soto, 1300 block Hutchinson Drive, reported Thursday the theft of a mixed-breed Spaniel dog.

• Rite Aid, 305 Sixth St. S.E., reported Friday that a man walked out of the store with a bottle of air freshener balued at $6.

• Dominga Trejo, Moulrie, reported Thursday the theft of a purse out of a 2001 Ford Escape parked in the 300 block of Lane Street.

Colquitt County Sheriff’s Office

• South Georgia Consignment, 1582 Ga. Hwy. 133 S., reported Thursday the theft of an air conditioning unit valued at $3,000 from a mobile home in the 700 block of Georgia Highway 256, Norman Park.

Other investigations

Moultrie Police Department

• Ana Baez, 1700 block Garden Villa Drive, reported Thursday that 22 rabits valued at $330 were killed on her property.

Baez told police that two brown dogs were seen leaving the area.

Moultrie-Colquitt County Humane Society tried to locate the dogs but did not find them, police reports said.

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