Fam­ily vi­o­lence in­ci­dents yield two ar­rests

Brother, sis­ter skir­mish turns vi­o­lent

The Covington News - - Front Page - By Michelle Kim

A 59- year- old Cov­ing­ton man was ar­rested Tues­day af­ter throw­ing his sis­ter into furniture and threat­en­ing to kill her with a large knife, ac­cord­ing to a Cov­ing­ton Po­lice De­part­ment pub­lic in­for­ma­tion log.

Cor­nelius Lind­sey

was ar­rested and charged with ag­gra­vated as­sault and ter­ror­is­tic threats and acts un­der the Fam­ily Vi­o­lence Act.

Ac­cord­ing to a re­port pre­pared by Of­fi­cer Justin Blanken­ship, Lind­sey’s sis­ter told po­lice she was in the din­ing room talk­ing with Lind­sey, who was in the kitchen with their mother pre­par­ing a salad, when he be­came an­gry and raised the knife over his head, say­ing “I’ll kill you.” She said he started run­ning at her, but their mother grabbed the knife from his hands and threw it in the trash can.

Lind­sey then al­legedly ran to­wards his sis­ter, picked her up and slammed her into the din­ing room ta­ble with such force it broke in half, their mother told po­lice.

When Blanken­ship ar­rived at the res­i­dence shortly be­fore 1 a. m., both women were out­side the build­ing. Lind­sey, who re­port­edly emit­ted a strong odor of al­co­hol, co­op­er­ated while be­ing hand­cuffed and told po­lice his sis­ter was get­ting on his nerves and to just take him to jail.

Lind­sey pre­vi­ously served time for pos­ses­sion of co­caine, among other charges ac­cord­ing to the Ge­or­gia De­part­ment of Cor­rec­tions Web site,

Web site and is be­ing held for pro­ba­tion at the New­ton County De­ten­tion Cen­ter.

In an­other New­ton County in­ci­dence of fam­ily ag­gres­sion, Mar­garet Gil­bert, 42, of Cov­ing­ton was ar­rested and charged with ter­ror­is­tic threats and ob­struc­tion of of­fi­cers on Mon­day evening af­ter she threat­ened her par­ents with a knife.

Ac­cord­ing to a New­ton County Sher­iff’s Of­fice in­ci­dent re­port pre­pared by Deputy Christo­pher Allen, Gil­bert’s fa­ther said Gil­bert went into a “ vi­o­lent rage” when her mother asked that their grand­daugh­ter’s boyfriend not be al­lowed back in the house.

Gil­bert al­legedly put a black pocket knife in her mother’s face, say­ing “ I’ll kill you.”

When deputies asked Gil­bert to give them the knife she had in her pocket, she re­port­edly told them, “ F--you, you can ask me ten thou­sand times but you’re not get­ting this knife.” Gil­bert even­tu­ally threw the knife on the ground af­ter Deputy Danny Pep­pers said she would be sprayed with pep­per spray if she did not re­lin­quish it, and she was ar­rested with­out fur­ther in­ci­dent.

Glib­ert’s mother told po­lice she was not in fear for her life and did not want to press charges. Deputy Allen ex­plained the deputies were re­quired to press charges un­der Ge­or­gia state statutes.

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