A Winder man was arrested for DUI after crashing into another vehicle and injuring a seven-year-old child.
Andrew Felts, 28, of 182 Bowman Terrace, was charged with DUI, reckless driving and failure to obey a traffic control device in connection with the April 22 accident.
According to the arrest report, Felts ran a red light and struck another vehicle which was traveling north on Hwy. 53. The driver of the other vehicle was uninjured, but the driver’s minor son suffered a bloody nose in the collision.
A portable breathalyzer indicated Felts’ blood alcohol concentration was almost three times the legal limit.
Lanier Tech student arrested
A Lanier Tech student was pulled out of class and placed in handcuffs after the security officer realized the man was wanted.
An Auburn police officer was working as the campus security officer when he learned that Christian Timothy Terrell, 19, of 113 Patton Drive in Winder, was inside the building. Terrell was wanted for aggravated assault.
A Winder police officer was dispatched to the school and took Terrell into custody. Terrell was transported to the Barrow County Detention Center without incident.
Woman reports tree abuse
A Statham woman called the Sheriff’s Office after hearing what she believed to be people hitting trees.
When the deputy arrived, the woman said people were walking in the woods behind her house and antagonizing her dog. The woman said when she went outside to confront the people, they started hitting trees with sticks.
Dispatch advised the responding deputy that several calls of a similar nature had originated from the residence in the past. In an attempt to reassure the woman, the deputy investigated the area and discovered no prowlers.
After the woman insisted that she had heard something in the woods, the deputy explained that the wind was causing several limbs to fall and had most likely causing the noise she heard.
Man plagued by unwelcome callers
A man reported receiving several harassing phone calls after his name and number was placed on a gay chat line.
The man said he and his wife have made complaints in the past about similar incidents after their names and numbers were posted on various chat line lists.
Man arrested after domestic food fight
A woman called the Sheriff’s Office after lunch with her husband escalated to a domestic dispute.
The woman said her husband was washing lettuce and deliberately flung water on her. When her husband asked for the garlic salt, the woman put the entire container in his bowl of spaghetti prompting the husband to push the bowl off the table.
The woman then left the table and was cleaning her dish at the sink when her husband reportedly grabbed her and poured a glass of sweet tea down the back of her shirt. At that point, the woman walked outside and called 911. While she was outside, her husband locked her out of the house.
When deputies arrived, the husband initially refused to speak with them saying he would be “giving up his rights.” After deputies noticed the man had a holstered pistol strapped to his right side, they drew their weapons and disarmed the man.
Upon questioning, the man admitted purposely flinging water on his wife. The man said he and his wife had argued several times during the day regarding a possible divorce. He denied pushing the bowl of spaghetti onto the floor saying his wife grabbed it and caused it to flip into the air. The man said spaghetti got on the walls and a child as a result.
The man further claimed the woman made “insulting remarks concerning his heritage.” When asked to clarify his statement, the man said his wife called him a “son of a bitch.” The man admitted pouring sweet tea on his wife and said he only armed himself in case some of his wife’s "less than stable acquaintances and/or family members” came over to assist her.
After interviewing both parties, deputies arrested the man for simple battery.