A Winder woman was beaten after a male friend became angry while using her computer.
The woman said the suspect became irate after he began having difficulties using the computer. The woman told the suspect to go to the library if he was having problems which made the suspect even angrier.
The suspect allegedly began walking around the house and knocking items off furniture. When the woman asked the suspect to leave, he pushed her down on the bed. As the woman struggled to escape, some of her hair was pulled out and her shirt was ripped. The woman managed to break free and run to the living room. The suspect followed and shoved the woman onto the sofa.
According to the victim, the suspect straddled her as he yelled and cursed at her. The suspect then began slapping her in the face with both hands. The woman managed to scratch the suspect near the eye causing him to release her.
At that point, the suspect walked outside and the woman heard several loud noises. When she looked outside, she saw the suspect kicking her car. The suspect also kicked and broke a ground light near the woman’s porch.
The responding officer located a chunk of the victim’s hair on the bed where she was restrained by the suspect. The officer also noted there was a large dent in the passenger side fender of her vehicle.
The officer was able to make contact with the suspect by phone. The suspect said he would come to the police department to give a statement. At the time the police report was written, the suspect had yet to come forward.
The case remains active.
Other incidents investigated by Winder Police this past week include:
• terroristic threats on Marion Lay Street. A woman called police after a man threatened to slap her.
• burglary on Gainesville Highway. A new pair of shoes and clothing were stolen during a Christmas Eve burglary.
• juvenile complaint on East Fifth Avenue. A mother called police after her juvenile daughter left the house with three juvenile males without permission.
• speeding on Highway 11. A juvenile was cited for travelling 75 mph in a 55 mph zone.
• domestic dispute on Camden Drive. A woman suspected her partner wanted to commit suicide. The partner said she and her girlfriend had been arguing most of the day and probably just needed to spend some time away from each other.
• burglary on Harpy Eagle Drive. A flat screen television, Nintendo Wii, a video game and Dell laptop were reported stolen from the residence. The homeowner’s two juvenile sons were home at the time and reportedly slept through the burglary. The burglar is believed to have accessed the home by using a rock to break out a window.
• entering auto on Valleyview Drive. A thief broke the lockable gas cap off a 2002 Ford Explorer in the process of stealing $10 worth of gas from the vehicle.
• theft by taking on Buena Vista Street. A ring valued at $50 was stolen from a residence. Relatives of the victim are suspects in the case.
• financial transaction card fraud reported on North Broad Street. An Oklahoma woman called Winder Police after learning her debit card had been used at a Winder business. The woman did not know how the transaction occurred since she still had possession of the debit card.
• financial transaction card fraud reported on North Broad Street. A woman received a call from QVC regarding the use of her credit card for a $445 purchase which the woman had not made.
• shoplifting on East May Street. An unidentified white male in his mid-forties stole a Toshiba laptop from the Winder Lawn and Pawn.
• criminal trespass on Natchez Circle. A homeowner discovered that someone had broken the lock off her storage shed. No items were reported missing.
• theft by taking on East May Street. A store manager reported seeing an employee steal $10 from a cash register.
• burglary on Northcrest Drive. A Honda ATV valued at $7,000 was stolen from a locked garage. A fifteen gallon spray tank was also reported missing.
• burglary on Sixth Avenue. A 40” Sharp LCD television, an Xbox 360, a Nintendo Wii and a Sony PSP were stolen from a residence after burglar(s) kicked in the back door.
• theft on Tuggle Street. A woman pocketed a man’s cell phone after he allegedly slapped her and called her a “trick ho.” The woman returned the cell phone and the man declined to press charges.
• deceased person on Sims Road. A 29-year-old man with a history of medical problems was found dead.
• domestic dispute on Bayou Lane. A man, his wife and the man’s parents were arguing after spending the evening at Downriggers.