A pregnant woman and her infant son were removed from their home for their safety after a man hit both of them during a domestic dispute.

Officers dispatched at about 7:40 p.m. Monday to the 100 block of Cox Lane found a woman who called for assistance with facial injuries.

After police received the initial report an emergency dispatcher who called back to the residence was told by a man that the police were not needed before hanging up the phone.

At the residence, Alba Esmerelda, 17, told police that a male relative had hit her and also struck the child with an open hand. When Esmerelda spoke with an interpreter later, she said that the dispute occurred when she asked him to get food.

He became enraged and hit her and then the boy when he started crying, reports stated.

Esmerelda had a fresh bruise and swelling under her left eye, sheriff’s reports said, and there was dried blood on the infant’s cheeks and a scratch on his nose.

Esmerelda, who is two months pregnant, told police that the man answered the phone in an effort to prevent officers from coming to their residence.

She was taken to a safe place, sheriff’s reports said, and an officer notified the Georgia Division of Family and Children Services of the incident. An arrest warrant will be taken for the man, authorities said.


Moultrie Police

• Dianna Thornton, 31, 800 16th St. Apt. A6, Adel, was charged Nov. 6 with violation of court order.

• Shatare Quanta Wilson, 26, 506 S. Green St., Doerun, was charged Monday with disorderly conduct.

Sheriff’s Office

• Jimmy Henry Williamson, 2194 Herman Simmons Road, Doerun, was charged Sunday with simple battery.

• Coco Vinesa Lopez, 21, 148 Quail Lane, was charged Sunday with obstruction of an officer.

• Daniel Dewitt Trammell, 47, 509 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, was charged Monday with two counts probation violation.


• Eric Castanon, 600 Willow Drive, reported Monday the theft of an RCA 32-inch flat screen television, four New Era baseball caps and a shoe box containing coins.

The estimated the value of the stolen property at $201.

Property damage

Moultrie Police

• Sandy Knighton, Moultrie, reported Monday that a window was cracked on a building in the 400 block of West Central Avenue.

Sheriff’s Office

• Frank Jackson, 1800 block Sylvester Highway, reported Monday that someone broke both side windows and tail lights of a 1979 Ford F-100 and also dented the hood.

• Thomas Tyler, 1700 block Tallokas Street, reported Monday that a 2005 Chrysler 300 was damaged.

The car had several long scratches on the trunk and both sides and four flattened tires, sheriff’s reports said.

Other investigations

Moultrie Police

• Christopher Goodson, 51, Jupiter, Fla., reported Monday that a woman had the prescription of one of his medications transferred to a Moultrie pharmacy and fraudulently picked up the bottle of pills.

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