A woman waiting with children in the Kroger parking lot started her New Year off by calling the police on a man who reportedly exposed himself to her.
The victim was waiting in a car parked outside the grocery store with three children between the ages of 3 and 5 while her sister shopped inside. She told police that she noticed a truck parked in front of her when the driver backed out. Instead of leaving the parking lot, the driver reportedly drove around, parked beside her and opened his door.
She told officers that the man flashed his lights at her several times. When she looked over, she said the man had his driver's side door open and that he was exposed and masturbating. She was unable to call police then because her sister had the cell phone inside the store with her.
She described the man as a white male in his 30s, wearing a sweatshirt and a skull cap. The vehicle was a newer model white Dodge Ram 1500 four-door with three chrome rims and what appeared to be a spare tire on the rear driver's side.
Swords and Spankings
A Newton County teen, 17-year-old James Dylan Mobley, was arrested New Year's Eve after reportedly trying to kill his father with a sword.
When officers arrived at the home, they found the teen's father who had been cut during the altercation with his son. The fight started when Mobley reportedly spanked a 2-year-old girl after she damaged several of the cards he was playing with.
The spanking sparked an argument between father and son about several issues. At one point, the teen's father reportedly went into the living room when Mobley came into the room and stuck a sword roughly five inches away from his throat.
The two fought over the weapon, causing Mobley's father's hand to be cut. During the altercation the victim told officers that his son continued to say that he wanted to kill him and that he would kill him. Once the victim got the sword away from his son, Mobley went into the kitchen, grabbed his cards and a small backpack and said he was running away, leaving the home on foot.
Officers located Mobley at QuikTrip later that evening. He reportedly admitted to the altercation, telling officers "when he approached his Dad with the sword he was going to make him leave the residence but if he refused, he was willing to kill him," according to reports.
Although Mobley's father did not wish to press charges, his teenage son was arrested and charged with aggravated assault and third degree cruelty to children.