MOULTRIE -- A Moultrie woman reported a male acquaintance fought with her on multiple occasions as they drove back to Moultrie from Tallahassee, Fla., Thursday afternoon.

Rhonda Moore reported the incident to police after her and the male acquaintance arrived at her parent's residence on Oak Circle at 3:54 p.m. Thursday. The acquaintance left the scene before the officer arrived at the residence.

Police reports said Moore and the male acquaintance left Tallahassee, Fla. Thursday and were driving back to Moore's parent's residence. While driving back, the acquaintance got angry at Moore and hit her in the chest and scratched her arms, so she got into the back seat of the vehicle to keep him from hitting her.

When they arrived at the Wal-Mart in Thomasville, reports said the male acquaintance parked the vehicle and tried to drag Moore out of it. When other cars drove up and parked near their vehicle, the acquaintance stopped pulling on Moore, got back into the vehicle and continued driving back to Moultrie.

The male acquaintance stopped at the Old Package Store on the West Bypass when they reached Moultrie and started choking Moore, police reports said. She was able to fight him off, and he drove the vehicle to Peterson Oil Co. then turned around and went to Moore's parent's residence on Oak Circle.

Reports said the male acquaintance refused to let Moore get her clothes out of the trunk, but she was able to hit the vehicle's trunk release button despite his efforts. While she was getting her clothes from the trunk, he grabbed Moore by the leg and jerked her down onto the pavement, causing an abrasion to her right elbow and cutting two fingers on her left hand, police reports said.

When they saw the incident between Moore and the male acquaintance, reports said Moore's parents, Diane and Melvin Molden, came out of their residence and broke up the fight.

Moore said the male acquaintance had threatened to kill her on multiple occasions if she called the police, police eports said.


- Pedro Jorge Gomez, 22, of 405 George Lane, was charged Thursday with DUI less safe driver, aggressive driving and driving without a license.

- Rufus Harris Jr., 54, of 28 Sandy Ridge Cemetery Road in Norman Park, was charged Thursday with stalking and criminal trespassing.

- Ignacio Torres Guzman, 42, of 712 Sardis Church Road, was charged Thursday with three counts of issuing bad checks.

- Christopher Warren, 35, of 90 Babe Hall Road in Tifton, was charged Thursday with financial transaction card fraud.

- Terry Allen Harris, 20, of 1816 Fourth St. S.E., was charged Tuesday with two counts of false imprisonment and two counts of battery.

- Craig Dewayne Gandy, 18, of 1200 13th St. S.W., was charged Tuesday with two counts of false imprisonment and two counts of battery.

- Allen Roger Furney, 30, of 182 Old Culbertson Road, was charged Thursday with DUI and being a habitual violator.

Other Incidents:

- James Lumpkin reported an unknown person stole his Motorola cell phone while he was at Moultrie Technical College on Industrial Drive Thursday. The value of the stolen cell phone was $279.

- Sheree Redden reported a known male customer pumped $41 in gasoline at the Chevron station on North Veterans Parkway and left without paying for it Thursday. The male customer left his driver's license with Redden as his promise to return and pay for the gas after switching grades while pumping the gas into his blue pickup truck, but he had not returned as of Thursday evening.

- David Hickey, of 21st Avenue Northeast, reported an unknown person stole a Smith and Wesson .357-magnum revolver and a Derringer .22-magnum gun between 8 p.m. Monday and 7:30 a.m. Friday. The total value of the stolen items was $300.

- Bobby Wilkes, of Old Adel Road, reported Wednesday an unknown person stole a Smith and Wesson .357 pistol between Sept. 2 and Sept. 5. The value of the stolen pistol was $350.

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