Criminal warrants have been issued against a 35-year-old man in connection with the reported assault of a woman during a recent domestic violence incident, local authorities say.
Warrants were taken out against Demarcus Deshon Harris, of the 100 block of Willis Street, Milledgeville, according to an incident report filed by Baldwin County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Brandon Towe.
The warrants charge Harris with one count of aggravated assault under the Georgia Family Violence Act, one count of interfering with calls for emergency assistance, and three counts of cruelty to children in the third degree, records show.
The incidents reportedly happened on Saturday, March 27, between 2:50 p.m. and 3 p.m., Towe said in his report.
The deputy said he responded to a call of a physical domestic altercation in progress that day.
A 911 dispatcher informed Towe that a woman was screaming for help, saying a man was beating her up.
Towe said by the time he got to the residence on the 100 block of Willis Street S.W. that the offender already had fled the scene.
The deputy said he talked with the 35-year-old victim who told the deputy that when she found some evidence on her boyfriend’s phone that he was cheating on her, she confronted him. The victim said the confrontation resulted in him physically attacking her.
The victim said her boyfriend punched her, pulled her by her hair, choked her, and slammed her on the ground repeatedly, according to the incident report.
Towe said the victim told him that as she was being choked that she had difficulty breathing.
The deputy said he saw scratches and redness to the back of the victim’s neck. He said the injury were consistent with someone having been choked.
The victim said when she called 911 for help, her boyfriend took the phone from her and hung it up.
The deputy said the victim also told him that the incidents took place in front of her children.