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Badge and Bar: Woman accused of grabbing former roommate who was holding 6-month-old

A Jonesboro woman allegedly grabbed her former roommate by the throat while the victim was holding a 6-month-old child, according to authorities.

Hall County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded Monday, May 13 to Mountain View Road in Gainesville.

Lt. Scott Ware said the 43-year-old suspect allegedly “grabbed an adult female by the throat and pushed her.”

“The victim was holding a 6-month-old infant at the time,” Ware said.

The child was not harmed, and Ware said the two women were former roommates.

The suspect then allegedly tackled another man, who lived at the Mountain View Road residence with the suspect’s former roommate, and “hit him in the face repeatedly causing redness and abrasions,” Ware said.

Ware did not release any information on motive.

The woman was charged with third-degree child cruelty, reckless conduct and simple battery under the Family Violence Act.

Woman accused of fraudulently seeking church contributions

An East Hall woman allegedly called seeking a charitable contribution for Free Chapel Worship Center, but the church didn’t know about it.

Hall County Sheriff’s Office Lt. Scott Ware said the woman “unlawfully called an individual and fraudulently sought out a charitable contribution,” which was $30 for a cake on Free Chapel’s behalf.

“This was done without the knowledge or authority of Free Chapel Worship Center,” Ware said.

After the sheriff’s office’s investigation, the woman was charged with fraudulent telephone solicitation.

The case is still under investigation.

Man accused of breaking into residence, damages window, 60-inch TV

A Gainesville man accused of breaking in to a Casper Drive residence allegedly kept on breaking, according to authorities.

Hall County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested the man Tuesday, May 14, after he allegedly broke in to the residence, which damaged the victim’s door.

The man “also damaged/destroyed a window at the victim’s residence as well as a 60-inch smart TV,” Lt. Scott Ware wrote in a news release.

The damage was estimated to be more than $1,000, and Ware said the victim and suspect were acquainted with one another.

The man was charged with burglary and second-degree criminal damage to property.