On July 16 a simple assault complaint was filed at the Walmart parking lot, Eatonton Road, after a man alleged that he had been run over. According to reports, the man told officers he had confronted a man regarding the man allegedly scratching his silver Kia with a shopping cart. The man denied scratching the Kia and attempted to leave but the complainant stood behind the man’s truck. The man said he eased backward in an attempt to force the man out of the way but the man would not move. The truck driver said he got out of the car and tried to physically move the complainant and the complainant threw the truck driver to the ground. An officer observed the scratches on the Kia and determined that they were not caused by a shopping cart.
An employee said the complainant initially complained that the truck driver had caused the scratches and then accused Walmart employees of causing the scratches. A 911 recording states that the complainant was telling dispatchers he was getting run over at the time he made the call. On July 16 a damage to property complaint was filed at the Travel Inn, Eatonton Road. According to reports, a woman said that the occupants of a room had not paid their rent and had been locked out of the room. The woman alleged that a man broke into the room. The man said he had used four key cards to circumvent the lock mechanism but he had not damaged the lock, as the woman alleged. A second employee estimated that the damaged lock could cost as much as $500 to repair. The man also alleged that a motel employee was verbally abusive toward him.
On July 15 a larceny from auto complaint was filed at a Billups Avenue location. According to reports, a woman stated that someone had entered both her vehicle and her husband’s vehicle and removed a pair of Dolce & Gabbana sunglasses from her vehicle and a pair of Maui Jim sunglasses from her husband’s vehicle. The items are valued at $410. On July 18 a simple assault complaint was filed at an East Washington Street location. According to reports, an 18-year-old woman alleged that she had been choked and slapped by her boyfriend. However, the woman, when pressed by her mother and the officer, became uncooperative and refused to press charges against the boyfriend.