Tiffany Leann Greene, 20, 1208 West Main St., Apt. 2C, is charged by the Union Public Safety Department with criminal domestic violence. Her husband, Brian Lee Greene, 21, 1208 West Main St., Apt. 2C, is charged by the public safety department with criminal domestic violence and unlawful conduct toward a child.
The incident report states shortly before midnight Monday a public safety officer was dispatched to Wallace Thomson Hospital to meet with a Union County Sheriff’s deputy in response to a domestic situation that had taken place earlier that evening. Upon arrival, the officer spoke with Mrs. Greene who said she and her husband had gotten into an argument around 9:30 p.m. over his being unemployed and her having to support their family. She said the argument went on for some time and then escalated into a physical altercation with her and her husband hitting each other in the head and face.
Mrs. Greene said their daughter, who was in her crib in the bedroom, began to cry. She said she went and got the child and informed her husband that they were leaving. After gathering some belongings, Mrs. Greene said she left, got to her car and tried to call her mother to tell her that she and her daughter were coming to her house to stay the night. She said she was calling her mother because of recent mechanical problems with her car.
The cell phone, however, didn’t have any minutes on it and Mrs. Greene said she went back into the apartment to use her husband’s phone. Once inside, she said her husband began arguing with her again and she tried to call 911 only to have him jerk the phone from her hand, cutting off the call.
This argument also deteriorated into physical violence, only this time Mrs. Greene said her husband missed her and struck their daughter on the left side of her head. Mrs. Greene said her husband realized what he’d done and became very frantic about it. She said she took her daughter and went to her mother’s home. Once there, Mrs. Greene said her mother called Union County EMS to transport her and the child to the hospital to have their injuries treated.
The report states that an examination of Mrs. Greene found she had several contusions to the back of her head and scratches on her neck. Her daughter was found to have a contusion to the left side of her head which the physician on duty described as a minor injury.
The officer photographed Mrs. Greene’s injuries and her daughter’s injury. He contacted the on-call DSS worker who came to the hospital where she was advised of the situation. The officer said Mr. and Mrs. Greene were facing criminal domestic violence charges because he could not determine who was the primary aggressor in the case. He said Mr. Greene would also be charged with unlawful conduct toward a child.
The DSS worker advised Mrs. Greene her daughter would be placed in the care of her mother until further investigation by the department and she and her husband completed domestic violence classes. Mrs. Greene was then transported to the Union County Jail.
Mr. Greene was later located by the officer and the DSS worker and advised of his daughter being placed with his mother-in-law. When questioned, the report states Mr. Greene denied the allegations against him. The officer took photos of the injuries to his face and hands that Mr. Greene suffered during the altercation.
A warrant was obtained for Mr. Greene’s arrest and he was taken into custody and transported to jail.
Throwing your weight is never a good thing. Throwing weights around a gym is a good way to end up in jail.
Todd Russell Brooks, 34, 112 Crestview Dr., Union, is charged by the public safety department with resisting arrest and disorderly conduct.
An officer was dispatched Monday morning to an athletic facility at 106 Lakeside Drive in response to a report of a man throwing weights around and causing a disturbance. When he arrived, the report states the officer was urged not to go into the gym by himself because Brooks was irate. The officer called for backup and waited in the lobby.
The report states the lady at the desk told the officer Brooks’ father had been called and he was going to try and calm his son down. Brooks’ father arrived just after that and went into the gym. The officer also went to the gym but according to the report stayed where neither Brooks nor his father could see him.
Despite his father’s presence, the report states Brooks was getting loud and slinging weights off the bench. The officer then stepped inside the gym and, according to the report, Brooks looked at him, pointed his finger at the officer and said he would have to shoot him.
Initially, the officer didn’t say anything to Brooks who then went over to the other side of the room. The officer then told Brooks to come over, sit down and tell him what was going on. Brooks again said he would have to shoot him.
Brooks’ father then told his son that all he had to do was leave, but Brooks said he wasn’t leaving until he finished lifting weights.
Another officer arrived at this point and was told by the first officer about the situation. The report states Brooks was stacking weights on the squat press. He was told by the second officer to leave the weights alone and talk to him, but he refused to do so and got under the bar to lift the weights. The officer again told him to put the weights back but Brooks did not comply.
The officer then guided the bar Brooks had on his shoulders back onto the rack. The report states that Brooks then turned around and grabbed the officer and a scuffle ensued involving him and both officers. They fell to the floor and the first officer had to use pepper spray to bring Brooks under control. The officers then handcuffed him and set him on a bench where they decontaminated him of the pepper spray.
Brooks complained he could not breathe and EMS was called to transport him to the hospital. He was checked out and transported to jail where he complained of his right wrist hurting. Photos were taken of his wrist and he was taken to the hospital to have it checked out.
Pulling a fire alarm when there’s a fire can save lives. Pulling it when there isn’t a fire can land you in jail.
Jason Cooper Mack, 18, 132 Titus Road, Whitmire, is charged by the Union Public Safety Department with interference with fire and police alarm box.
The incident report states shortly before 11 a.m. Monday, a public safety officer was called to the Career Center at Union County High School. Upon arrival, the officer found a school official questioning Mack about a fire alarm that was illegally pulled by someone in the center. School officials had reviewed footage taken from a surveillance camera in the vicinity of the pulled alarm and determined Mack was in the area.
In the presence of the officer, the report states Mack confessed he had pulled the alarm. He was placed under arrest and transported to the Union County Jail.