Man ar­rested af­ter woman beaten

The Covington News - - CRIME - AM­BER PITTMAN apittman@cov­

Deputies from the New­ton County Sher­iff’s Of­fice were called to the Citgo on Ga. High­way 81 Fri­day af­ter­noon by wit­nesses who saw a woman, who ap­peared to have been beaten, crying out­side the store.

When they ar­rived, they found the woman, still out­side. When they spoke with her, she re­port­edly told the deputies that her boyfriend, 44-year-old Jimmy Dou­glas Hunt, had beaten her.

The vic­tim al­legedly told deputies that Hunt was mad, and started slap­ping her with an open hand, which quickly changed to punch­ing her with a closed fist and chok­ing her. Deputies noted in their re­port that the vic­tim had se­vere bruis­ing, swelling and bleed­ing to her face and head, and both of her eyes were nearly swollen shut.

She also had sev­eral bruises on her arms and legs that she told deputies had hap­pened sev­eral days be­fore, when Hunt beat her. She re­port­edly said that she “didn’t think he would do it again.”

Hunt was not at his home when deputies came call­ing that day; how­ever, he was ar­rested at 3:42 a.m. on charges of bat­tery.

Road rage

Deputies were called to Pitts Chapel Road around 1:50 p.m. Satur­day af­ter a cit­i­zen called to re­port there was a man stand­ing in the mid­dle of the road, yelling and curs­ing.

When deputies ar­rived, they re­port­edly found 44-year-old Martin Leon Par­tain, near a ditch on the side of the road, “stag­ger­ing around.”

The deputies asked Par­tain to come up from the ditch and speak with them. Par­tain obliged – even­tu­ally.

It re­port­edly took him seven tries be­fore he was able to walk from the ditch to the deputy, stand­ing by the road.

Ac­cord­ing to re­ports, Par­tain ap­peared to be in­tox­i­cated. He was un­steady on his feet and had to lean against the patrol car to speak with deputies. He also al­legedly ad­mit­ted to drink­ing some beers, and had four 16-ounce beers with him when deputies ar­rived.

Par­tain was ar­rested and charged with pub­lic drunk.

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