Parks

A 40-year-old Milledgeville woman was arrested Sunday afternoon after she was involved in a physical altercation with another woman, local authorities say.

No one was seriously injured.

The suspect was identified as Latonya Nicole Parks, of the 100 block of McKinley Street, according to an incident report filed by Baldwin County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Christopher Jackson. 

Parks was charged with one count of battery, records show.

After her arrest, she was taken to the Baldwin County Law Enforcement Center and jailed. 

The incident happened shortly before 5 p.m. at a residence on the 1800 block of Vinson Highway, Jackson said in his report.

The deputy said he received a call from a dispatcher in reference to a physical altercation. When the deputy got to the residence where the crime reportedly happened, he said he talked with Parks.

Jackson said Parks told him that she had gone to the residence and that a short time later her boyfriend arrived.

Parks said she was hanging around a woman who lived at the residence and that all of a sudden, the woman wanted her to leave. Jackson said Parks told him she was in the process of getting up and leaving the residence when she was thrown to the ground.

The deputy said when he asked what had caused the altercation, Parks “was very vague” and did not provide much information.

“She was basically claiming to not have done anything wrong, but wasn’t clearly stating what happened or why it happened,” Jackson said in his report. “I did see grass in her hair, indicating that she could have been on the ground.”

The deputy said he later talked with the other woman involved, who told that she was outside her residence with other guests when Parks came up and began hitting her boyfriend in the arm with a wine cooler bottle.

The woman said Parks’ boyfriend asked her to call the police.

The woman said while she was talking with a 911 dispatcher, Parks came up from behind her and grabbed her by the face and threw her to the ground. The victim then accused the suspect of grabbing her around her neck.

The deputy said he saw a scratch on the woman’s forehead, as well as superficial scratches to the left side of the victim’s neck.

Jackson said he photographed her injuries.

The deputy said he also talked with the boyfriend, who said Parks walked up from Youngblood Road and saw him there at the residence. The boyfriend told him that Parks later walked up to him and began hitting him. He showed the deputy swelling on his arm.

He reportedly said he was fine and did not wish to pursue any criminal charges against Parks.

The boyfriend corroborated the female victim’s version of what happened to her, along with two witnesses who were at the residence of the victim at the time, according to the incident report.

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