Inside the Police Reports: Aggravated Assault by Wine Bottle
Domestic assault, home invasions and stealing video games.
By Sarah Bakhtiari | Email the author | 5:56am
Off Antidepressants, But Back on Alcohol: A domestic case of assault was reported to Gwinnett police last Sunday involving a man and his live-in girlfriend.
The 91-year-old man, who had blood all over him and a towel wrapped around his left hand, told police that his girlfriend, 44, had not taken her antidepressants recently and started drinking earlier that day. At one point in the evening, she asked to speak with him, which only led to her yelling and screaming, "That [man] ruined her life." She continued to say that she was depressed, it was his fault, and if he left her, she would commit suicide. During the incident, she picked up an empty wine bottle and and smacked his hand and the back of the neck, breaking the bottle. When he tried defending himself, she cut his hand.
Inside the home, Gwinnett officers found the girlfriend lying on her bed with her right hand in a cup, which also had a lot of blood. When asked if she was OK, she only said that her boyfriend came after her. The girlfriend, 44, began slurring her side of the story to police, saying that she hit her boyfriend with the bottle when he backed her into a corner. She said her pinky finger was cut from holding the broken bottle.
The woman admitted that she had stopped taking her medication and that she had been drinking all day.
The girlfriend's daughter, 20, was interviewed as a witness to the story and backed up the boyfriend's side, saying that her mom was threatening him.
In the report, the officer wrote, "Due to the nature of the defensive wounds on [the boyfriend]'s hands, the written testimony of [the daughter and the boyfriend], the evidence at the scene, I placed [the girlfriend] under arrest for aggravated assault."
The story doesn't stop there: After police handcuffed the woman, she began ripping off the bandages EMS personnel had wrapped around her finger to stop the bleeding. EMS workers taped the bandage and told her that she would need stitches, which prompted her to repeatedly state that she would not allow it and would rip the stitches out.
As she was led to the police car, she continued to tell her boyfriend that everything was "his fault." She arrived at the Gwinnett Medical Center in Lawrenceville and refused treatment from the medical staff. Her pinky was not treated, and she was transported to jail.