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Domestic disputes draw blood over weekend
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Domestic bliss turned violent this weekend during two separate incidents of domestic disputes.

 A Newton County man previously convicted of a narcotic felony was arrested and charged after allegedly throwing his wife to the ground and striking her during a dispute Friday, according to a Newton County Sheriff's Office Incident Report.

 Martell Grier, 24, was charged with battery felony, under the Family Violence Act, possession of a firearm while trying to commit crimes, possession of arms by a convicted felon, and possession of marijuana, a misdemeanor

 When NCSO Deputy Chris Allen met with the victim around 10:30 p.m. Friday, he observed blood coming from her right ear, a cut on the left side of the neck, and a swollen left arm, according to the report.

 The 20-year-old victim said her husband threw her onto the ground, striking her on the right side of the face and on the left arm.

 She told the deputy that Grier, who was on parole, was at their residence and was in possession of a .40 caliber pistol and a .38 caliber pistol.

 Allen and Deputy Cpl. Michael Roberts went to Grier's residence and encountered the perpetrator at the door. When they asked if he had any weapons, Grier did not respond, but a pat-down produced a Smith and Wesson .40 caliber pistol with 10 rounds and one in the chamber.

 When the victim retrieved some clothes, she found a marijuana cigarette, a clear plastic bag with what appeared to be a cocaine rock, and several clear green baggies, in her boot, according to the report.

 In the patrol car, Grier reportedly stated the drugs belonged to him and that he had to sell them to survive, which is why he had a pistol.

 Grier is currently held at the Newton County Detention Center.

 Later in the weekend, Covington Police arrested Chiquia Bulger on Sunday evening and charged her for simple battery and criminal trespassing, according to the CPD public information log.

 Around 7 p.m., officers responded to a call of a family fight. Bulger was not there when they arrived, but the complainant, Bulger's boyfriend, reportedly told the officers he and his girlfriend had gotten into an argument. Bulger reportedly became extremely upset and began smashing up the house. She allegedly tore off the dishwasher door, smashed the phone, remote control, stereo, overturned furniture, threw plants and papers and smashed the living room window.

 She then allegedly began to hit her boyfriend and grabbed a butcher knife, running after him and yelling that she was going to cut him.

 The victim reportedly ran to the upstairs apartment and called 9-1-1 using a neighbor's phone.

 When police spoke with the neighbor, she confirmed that the victim's story.

 Officers returned when Bulger came back to the residence. She reportedly admitted to destroying those items and running after her boyfriend, threatening to cut him.

 She was arrested and taken to the Newton County Detention Center.