A six-year-old boy fled the scene of a domestic dispute last week to seek help for his mother.
The child ran to a neighbor’s house and said his mother’s boyfriend was trying to kill his mother.
According to the child and the victim, Reynaldo Reynaga, age 36 of 1560 Wynfield Court in Auburn, had shoved the victim the night before during an argument.
The following day, Reynaga was passed out drunk on the floor when the victim attempted to wake him. Reynaga became irate.
When the victim said she no longer wished to see him, Reynaga attacked her and slammed her repeatedly into a mirror in the hallway. Reynaga also punched the victim and grabbed her hands so forcefully that the victim feared they would be broken.
The victim began screaming for help and her son ran next door to alert a neighbor.
The neighbor arrived in time to see Reynaga forcing the victim up the stairs. The neighbor ordered Reynaga to leave.
When police arrived, the victim was extremely upset and still crying. Reynaga was located at a nearby residence.
According to the police report, Reynaga appeared to be intoxicated. His speech was slurred and he had trouble standing. Reynaga gave police a false name and date of birth.
Reynaga was arrested and charged with two counts of family violence battery, two counts of third degree cruelty to children, criminal trespass and obstruction.
Others arrested by the Auburn Police Department this past week include:
• Michael Allen Jones, 20, 630 Washington Road, Winder, probation violation.
• Chad Bruce Watson, 18, 1570 Wynfield Court, Auburn, entering auto.
• Jessica Lynn Middlebrooks, 17, 635 Michael Drive, Monroe, failure to appear.
• Bobby Joe Barnes, 47, 23 Lake Elder Road, Auburn, probation violation.
• Scott Kenneth Rutledge, 45, 79 Trinity Street, Atlanta, giving false information to police officer.