Gadsden

ASSAULTS

A 46-year-old man received stitches for a large cut on his head Wednesday after he got into an argument with a neighbor on Garfield Avenue for taking items from his residence. The neighbor allegedly grabbed a plastic milk crate and hit the victim with it.

Three people claimed to be assault victims after a fight Sunday in the parking lot of a store in the 1400 block of South 11th Street. A 37-year-old woman and her 19-year-old son were upset because of an incident that occurred inside the store with employees, according to the police report. As they got into their vehicle to leave, the woman got into an argument with a man who had pulled into the lot. The argument escalated into an altercation and the son became involved, trying to get the man to let go of his mother. Words were exchanged among all subjects, and the son told police he hit the man one time, but only after the man assaulted his mother. The man then threw the son to the ground and was on top of him, assaulting him. His mother tried to get the man off, and a witness separated them. The woman told her son to get her stun gun, and he tried to find it in the vehicle but could not. The woman and her son got in their vehicle to leave, but the man came up to their window and pointed a handgun at them, threatening to shoot. However, witness accounts said there was a verbal exchange among the three and while the woman argued with the man, her son got out, came around the vehicle and hit the man with his fist. The man threw the 19-year-old to the ground and held him there, witnesses said, while the woman jumped on top of him, hitting him several times and then holding the man in a headlock. A witness said he pulled the woman off the man and the woman told her son to get something out of the vehicle. When the young man rummaging in the vehicle, the witness told him the situation was not worth whatever he was looking for. The witness feared the son was going for a gun and ran inside the store. Witness accounts of the altercation backed up the man’s version of events.

 

BURGLARIES/ THEFTS

Collectible coins were reported stolen between noon and 11:30 p.m. Friday from a residence in the 300 block of Columbia Avenue.

Someone broke into a residence in the 2300 block of Norris Avenue between 10:30 p.m. Friday and 9:30 a.m. Saturday, shattering six windows and stealing building materials.

A man reported a TV stolen from a residence in the 1600 block of Hooks Lake Road between 8 p.m. and 9:15 p.m. Saturday while his wife and son were at church.