An Auburn man was arrested recently after allegedly attacking his niece.
Phillip Lloyd Hembrey Jr., 44, of 1639 Union Grove Church Road, is facing charges of simple assault and disorderly conduct as a result of the March 26 incident.
Hembrey’s niece told police that her uncle had threatened her and tossed her personal belongings out of the house. The niece said she was afraid of Hembrey because he had a “temper problem.”
The woman said at one point during the confrontation, Hembrey charged her saying “If you don’t get off the property, then you will find yourself laying in the road unconscious.”
According to the niece, the threat was made in the presence of her 10-year-old son. When questioned about the events, the child said he was afraid that Hembrey was going to hurt his mother.
Hembrey’s mother was also present during the altercation. According to the police report, the mother said she was frightened of her son and felt like a prisoner in her own home.
Hembrey admitted to the officers that he was mad and was out of the medication he normally takes to keep his temper in check. He said he did charge at his niece and was intent on making physical contact with her. He said he was “in a zone” and that the only reason he did not strike her was that someone yelled his name and “snapped him out of it.”
Hembrey was arrested and transported to the Barrow County Detention Center.
Other recent arrests made by Auburn Police include:
• Bessie Lucille Davis, 33, 186 Parks Mill Road, Auburn, disorderly conduct and possession of less than one ounce of marijuana.
• Rodney J. Williams, 49, 184 Parks Mill Road, Auburn, disorderly conduct.
• Dana Angela Lamkin, 44, 124 Second Street, Winder, failure to appear.
• Mario Martinez Torres, 35, 262 Hidden Acres Road, Winder, driving while unlicensed.
• Katie Elizabeth Wardlaw, 24, 1525 Grayson Highway, Grayson, possession of less than one ounce of marijuana.