A woman called police last week after repeatedly being groped by a neighbor.
According to the victim, her neighbor, Freddie Thurmond, age 56 of 201 A Georgia Avenue in Winder, grabbed her crotch as she walked past him. The victim said that she asked Thurmond not to grab her and that her godfather also told Thurmond to stop.
The next time she passed Thurmond, he grabbed her crotch again. At that point, the victim called police.
The victim said she has asked Thurmond on several occasions not to touch her, but that he continues to disregard her requests.
Thurmond was arrested and charged with sexual battery.
Winder Police also arrested three individuals on charges including kidnapping and rape. The arrests took place on Nov. 25. As of press time, details of the arrests had not been released. Those arrested and their charges are:
• Agbor Dexter Akoarrey, 18, 124 Second Street, Apt. 69, Winder, possession of marijuana.
• Dontario Vaugh Dale Butler, 18, 244 Scott Circle, Winder, rape and kidnapping.
• Carlos Marquis Moon, 23, 113 Williamson Street, Winder, possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute, rape, aggravated sodomy and kidnapping.
Other arrests made by Winder Police this past week include:
• Homer Bobby Birt, 69, Holly Hill Apt. 25, Winder, driving with suspended license, no insurance and expired tag.
• Cornelious Lamont Butler, 49, Georgia Avenue, Winder, parole violation.
• Jovan Shanta Campbell, 26, 2171 Highway 82, Statham, burglary and three counts of violation of probation.
• Denorris Anthony Riley, 19, 411 Northridge Lane, Winder, probation violation and sale of crack cocaine.
• Stephen Edward Schlafer, 52, 405 Heritage Hills Drive, Commerce, unlawful entry upon property.
• Jessica Dawn Stewart, 25, 939 Hog Mountain Road, Winder, obstruction and loitering.
• Luis Enrique Gonzalez-Pina, 20, 405 Akins Road, Statham, driving while unlicensed, DUI and headlights required.
• Jermain Lamont Jackson, 35, 254 Capital Avenue, Apt. 49, Winder, contempt of court and probation violation.
• Rosalinda Rojas Aguilar, 31, 376 Mobile Drive, Winder, driving while unlicensed.
• Bronwynn Mae Bowling, 18, 1412 Marshview Court, Hoschton, DUI.
• Thomas Patrick Carter, 20, 165 Big Oak Circle, Athens, probation violation.
• Gregory Brian Duffey, 33, 194 Glenview Terrace, Winder, theft by shoplifting.