An Auburn man was charged with using profanity against a public official after a June 15 encounter with police.
Police were called to a Carter Road home after a woman said Thomas Henry Mullinax Sr., 67, of 316 Carter Road, refused to leave her home when asked.
By the time police arrived, Mullinax had walked across the street to his residence and was standing on the front porch.
The woman asked that Mullinax be served with a notice of prohibited entry which would make it unlawful for him to return to her property.
Officers walked across the street to Mullinax’s home and found the front door standing open. After one of the officers shouted inside and asked if anyone was home, Mullinax came to the door and ordered the officer to “get that [expletive deleted] flashlight out of my face.”
The officer repeatedly asked Mullinax for his name, date of birth or identification and Mullinax repeatedly refused to comply.
According to the police report, Mullinax became increasingly belligerent and demanded that the officers show their identification.
After calling the officers “rent-a-cops,” Mullinax was given yet another opportunity to comply. When he refused to do so, he was arrested.
Medical personnel were subsequently called to the scene after Mullinax began bleeding at the wrist due to the handcuffs. The injury, described as a minor cut due to thin skin, was treated at the scene but Mullinax requested to be transported to the hospital.
Mullinax was issued a citation and released at the scene.
Other recent arrests made by Auburn police include:
• Stephanie Denise Lowery, 42, 139 North Ridge Drive, Winder, possession of methamphetamine, possession of hydrocodone, VGCSA and drugs to be kept in original container.
• Edward John Wilson, 45, 1539 Willow Gate Terrace, Auburn, family violence battery and criminal trespass.