MOULTRIE, Ga. — In one of several reports of violence from the last few days, a Moultrie woman told deputies she stabbed a man in the hand when he attacked her Sunday.
Alejandra Jarnigan, 1500 block of South Boulevard, said that a man she knows banged on her front door just after midnight Sunday. She opened the door, stepped out and pulled it closed behind her but it didn’t latch.
The man was yelling and cursing, she said. He pushed her, the door opened and she got away from him. She ran to the kitchen, got a knife from the dish rack and returned to the front door to see where he was.
The man was still on the porch. When he came toward her, she stabbed him in the hand.
The man walked into the front yard, she said, and threw a brick at the back window of her Jeep. He said he’d come back to kill her, and then he left.
Jarnigan got her children, ages 6 and 1, into the Jeep and drove to her mother’s house, where she called 911.
The 6-year-old witnessed the attack, she said.
The deputy noted red marks on Jarnigan’s neck and damage to the rear window of the Jeep.
In other reports
• Kiayana James, 400 block East Gate Circle, Norman Park, told deputies June 21 that a man she knows punched her in the face during an incident at her residence and she struck him back. As she tried to leave the residence, the man grabbed and pushed her. She said she was shoved to the floor in the living room at least once. The assault lasted 20 to 30 minutes, she said, and then the man drove away.
• Alicia Maria Ware, of Moultrie, told Moultrie police that she was sitting in a truck with a man she knows about 9:30 p.m. June 16 in the 100 block of Fourth Street Southwest. They got into an argument and the man punched her in the face, she said. A witness intervened to separate them.
• Rufus Kemp, an employee of the 50 Yard Line, 300 Second Ave. N.E., told police that a patron punched him in the nose about 1:45 a.m. June 23 as he was escorting her from the nightclub. The woman denied striking Kemp, and the officer reported he didn’t see any signs of bruising on Kemp’s face. No charges were filed, but the officer told Kemp he could pursue a warrant through Magistrate Court.
• Shonta Lavern Young, 600 block Second Street Northwest, told police June 20 that a man she knows pushed her out of his truck while it was moving.
Young said the two were drinking with other friends in the 200 block of Second Street Northwest when he invited her to go with him to get more beer. On the way back, they had a disagreement and he pushed her out in the vicinity of the roundabout on North Main Street.
He later returned and drove her to near where they had been before; after he dropped her off, he drove away and she walked back to her friends, where she called police.
Young injured her shoulder and elbow, police said. She was seen by EMTs but did not seek further medical attention.
The officer spoke with the man at his residence. He appeared very unsteady on his feet and his breath smelled of beer, the officer reported. He said Young had fallen when she got out of the truck at their destination, but the officer said he was not very coherent.
The investigation is continuing.