Crime Wrap Deputy uses Taser on dog
Cane Corso terrorized neighborhood before attacking deputy
A Newton County Sheriff’s deputy was forced to use brutal force against a dog after the animal attempted to attack him.
Steven Ledford responded Saturday to a call of an animal problem on Waterford Road. The complainant reportedly told the deputy a she and her grandson had been chased into her house by a black dog. She said the dog barked and ran toward her and her grandson.
The deputy spoke to a neighbor who said the dog lived on Straphinge Drive and that his daughter had been chased by the same dog the day before.
Once the deputy located the residence, he could see the dog sitting on the left side of the house. After the deputy exited his patrol car, the dog advanced toward the car and the deputy was forced to shot the dog with his Taser.
After the shock, the dog reportedly ran down the street away from the deputy. Ledford then made contact with the dog’s owners, who identified the dog as a Cane Corso. Animal control was contacted and responded to the area.
Power out again
For the second time in two weeks, electricity was knocked out for several blocks after a telephone line caught on a passing truck.
The driver was transporting a backhoe on his truck Wednesday when the equipment caught on a low power line at the intersection of Church and Monticello streets.
The telephone line and a utility pole had to be replaced after the accident. At its highest point, the backhoe reached 13 feet 8 inches.
Son cuts father with knife in family fight
A man was arrested Sunday after cutting his father with a knife during a fight.
Deputies were dispatched to Helen Road in reference in a fight in progress. Once on the scene, deputies found Michael Smith, 34, in the front yard with a knife. The deputies took Smith to the ground before disarming the suspect. Once Smith was in custody, the deputies entered the house and spoke to Smith’s father.
The father said Smith tried to force himself into his bedroom before brandishing the knife. The father reportedly said he tried to keep his son back using a belt, but during the fight, Smith cut his father’s hand.
Smith was placed under arrest on charges of aggravated assault and was transported to the Newton County Detention Center. The victim refused medical treatment.