Deputies from the Newton County Sheriff’s Office were called to the Citgo on Ga. Highway 81 Friday afternoon by witnesses who saw a woman, who appeared to have been beaten, crying outside the store.
When they arrived, they found the woman, still outside. When they spoke with her, she reportedly told the deputies that her boyfriend, 44-year-old Jimmy Douglas Hunt, had beaten her.
The victim allegedly told deputies that Hunt was mad, and started slapping her with an open hand, which quickly changed to punching her with a closed fist and choking her. Deputies noted in their report that the victim had severe bruising, swelling and bleeding to her face and head, and both of her eyes were nearly swollen shut.
She also had several bruises on her arms and legs that she told deputies had happened several days before, when Hunt beat her. She reportedly said that she "didn’t think he would do it again."
Hunt was not at his home when deputies came calling that day; however, he was arrested at 3:42 a.m. on charges of battery.
Deputies were called to Pitts Chapel Road around 1:50 p.m. Saturday after a citizen called to report there was a man standing in the middle of the road, yelling and cursing.
When deputies arrived, they reportedly found 44-year-old Martin Leon Partain, near a ditch on the side of the road, "staggering around."
The deputies asked Partain to come up from the ditch and speak with them. Partain obliged – eventually.
It reportedly took him seven tries before he was able to walk from the ditch to the deputy, standing by the road.
According to reports, Partain appeared to be intoxicated. He was unsteady on his feet and had to lean against the patrol car to speak with deputies. He also allegedly admitted to drinking some beers, and had four 16-ounce beers with him when deputies arrived.
Partain was arrested and charged with public drunk.