An October 18 domestic dispute resulted in the arrest of four individuals on numerous charges.
Barrow County Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to 722 Ridgeland Road in Bethlehem after a 16-year-old juvenile called for help.
When deputies arrived, a male subject, Stephen Dispain, age 41 of 3025 Hidden Drive in Lawrenceville, was standing in the driveway with the homeowner, Shellie Stump, age 40 and another resident of the home, Victoria Chatham, age 50. Shortly thereafter, Dispain walked away from the deputies.
According to the report, Stump began to yell incoherently and point away from the residence. Eventually Stump said her son had attacked her and left the residence on foot.
When one of the deputies walked towards the residence, Stump advised that Dispain had a warrant out for his arrest and wanted the deputy to allow him to turn himself in at a later date.
The deputy advised that he needed to take Dispain into custody and began searching for Dispain. Dispain was found hiding in Chatham’s bedroom. According to the report, Chatham shared the bedroom with another occupant of the house, Marisa Page, age 31. While inside the bedroom, one of the deputies noticed a bag containing marijuana on a table near Dispain. A second bag contained three green pills later identified as Proxicam. Deputies also found a purple marijuana pipe on the table with marijuana still in the bowl.
Dispain, Chatham, Page and Stump denied knowing who owned the drugs.
While deputies were still at the house, the 16-year-old son returned to the residence and said he had been upset because Dispain was in the house. The juvenile said Dispain and his mother had been drinking, so he took Stump’s car keys so that she could not drive.
The juvenile said he was lying on his bed when Stump entered his bedroom and “approached him aggressively.” The juvenile admitted restraining Stump’s arms so that she could not harm him.
According to the juvenile, Dispain then entered the bedroom and laid on top of him. Dispain allegedly placed his forearm across the juvenile’s throat and began striking him in the head and neck. A friend of the juvenile witnessed the attack and pulled Dispain away long enough for the juvenile and his friend to escape out the bedroom window.
The investigating deputy noticed red marks on the juvenile’s face and neck.
During the course of the investigation, deputies located more marijuana in Stump’s bedroom.
Dispain was arrested and charged with battery and possession of a marijuana and Proxicam. Page and Chatham were also charged with possession of marijuana and Proxicam. Stump was charged with possession of marijuana.
All four were transported to the Barrow County Detention Center.