Even though the victim said she didn’t want to press charges, a Union man still ended up in jail for allegedly hitting her in the face during an argument over food stamps.
Clifton Lee Edwards, 42, 118-A Chambers Avenue, Union, is charged by the Union Public Safety Department with assault and battery.
The incident report states an officer answered a call at 112 Hillside Drive Monday evening and was told by the victim that Edwards at assaulted her at their residence at 118-A Chambers Avenue. The victim said Edwards hit her with his open hand earlier that evening when a female friend of his had come to their house wanting to get some food stamps. She said she’d stated to Edwards that his friend got food stamps and that was when he’d slapped her.
The report states the officer noticed bruises on the victim’s face.
The victim told the officer that she did want to press charges, that she only wanted to get her belongings from the Chambers Avenue residence. The report states the victim refused to cooperate by providing officers with a written statement, reiterating that she only wanted to get her belongings
The officer nevertheless arrested Edwards based on the bruises on the victim’s face and transported him to jail.
The following incidents are being investigated by the public safety department.
A woman’s sleep was disturbed early Sunday morning by what turned out to be an act of vandalism in front of her home.
The incident report states that an officer responded Monday morning to a vandalism call at 105A Cogdell Plaza. The victim said that around 3 a.m. Sunday she heard a loud noise outside and looked out the peephole of her door. She said she didn’t seen anything at the time when she went outside later that morning she saw that the handrail in front of her house was damaged. The woman said she reported the damage to the Union Housing Authority Monday morning to have it repaired. The officer then photographed the damaged handrail.
Damage to the handrail was estimated at $500.
Television sets equipped with A DVD player and VHS players were the target of of a thief or thieves who broke into storage building sometime last week.
The incident report states an officer was dispatched Aug. 17 to 1317 W. Main St. in reference to a larceny. The complainant said some broke into an outdoor storage building sometime between 2 p.m. Aug. 15 and 2 p.m. that afternoon. She said three TV sets were missing including a 19-inch Sanyo with a DVD player and two 19-inch Magnavox sets with VHS players. The stolen items have a combined value of $500.
In examining the scene, the report states the officer the building’s locking device had been forced open. He then dusted the locking device for fingerprints.
It was parked in front her friend’s home, but that didn’t stop a vandal or vandals from targeting a woman’s car Tuesday morning.
The incident report states an officer was called to 105 Malone Avenue early Tuesday morning in reference to the vandalism of an automobile. The complainant said she’d went to the store with a friend and when they returned she’d parked her car. She said that approximately 45 minutes later they heard a loud noise and went outside where they discovered that the driver’s side window of her blue, 2001 Chevy Cavalier had been shattered. Neither the victim nor her friend saw anyone near the vehicle or leaving the scene.
After speaking with the victim and her friend, the officer then looked for the object that was used to shatter the window, but was unable to find it.
Damage to the vehicle was estimated at $300.
An apartment was the target of a vandal or vandals who broke it some earlier this year.
The incident report states that an officer was dispatched Saturday night to 219 Church St. in reference to an act of vandalism. The complainant said that someone had broken the back window of one of her apartments. She said she didn’t know when it occurred, adding that she’d just noticed it.
In examining the scene, the report states the officer noted that the window appeared to have been broken for some time since there was not any glass on the ground and there were spider webs on the remaining glass. The complainant told the officer that no one had lived in the apartment for a long time. The officer then photographed the window for evidence.
Damage to the window was estimated at $100.
The following persons were arrested by the public safety department.
Steven Stephone Brandon, 31, 105 McBeth St., Union, charged Sunday with public drunk.
John Wayn Calhoun Jr., 29, 123 Grant Road, Union, charged Saturday with driving under the influence.
Anthony Albert Norris, 47, 181 Knuckles St., Pacolet, charged Saturday with disorderly conduct.
James Lanier Davis, 43, 207 Erwin Avenue, Union, charged Aug. 17 with disorderly conduct.
James Jeter, 70, 142 Sunset Lane, Union, charged Aug. 17 with driving under suspension.