A man accused of assaulting his girlfriend and sexually battering her daughter in 2012 was arrested by East Ridge police on Wednesday.
According to booking reports from the Hamilton County Jail, Dustin Gabriel Ellis, 32, of a West Garden Farm address in Rossville, was charged with Aggravated Assault, Sexual Battery by an Authority Figure and Contributing to the Delinquency of Minor. He is being held on a $2,500 bond. A court date has yet to be set in the case.
A department official said that Ellis had been booked into the jail on Wednesday on unrelated charges by another law enforcement agency when it was discovered he had three outstanding warrants through East Ridge.
According to East Ridge Municipal Court documents, Ellis was accused in March of 2012 of providing his girlfriend’s 13-year-old daughter with alcohol and marijuana at their Lisa Drive address while the mother was at work. An affidavit of complaint states that the girl told police that she and Ellis were watching television when he grabbed her breasts and buttocks and “started humping her.” A phone call from the girl’s mother stopped the incident. The affidavit states that Ellis then masturbated in front of the girl.
A separate affidavit dated June 8, 2012, states that Ellis assaulted the girl’s mother after he came to the Lisa Drive address dressed as a female. The report states that Ellis forced his way into the apartment and employing brass knuckles struck the victim in the head and face. The report states that the victim briefly passed out from the attack. She was taken to the emergency room where she received stitches in her head wound.
_ 3980 Ringgold Rd.: According to a department “pass along” report, on Wednesday evening police responded to the CVS pharmacy at this address on a reported carjacking. The report states that two black males took a 2015 Hyundai Elantra at gun point. The vehicle was later located at Shirl Jo Drive.
_ 6514 Ringgold Rd.: On Wednesday police arrested Bobby Elliot at the Mapco for shoplifting. According to a report, Elliot was seen walking around the convenience store eating M&Ms and drinking a soft drink. Elliot, 35, of a Red Bank address, did not have enough money to pay for the products on his person after he consumed a bag of candy.
_ 3320 Ringgold Rd.: Police responded to the coin operated laundry at this address on Wednesday in regard to a suspicious person. According to a report, the called said that a homeless man on a bicycle was bothering patrons of the business. When police arrived they confronted Jerry Calhoun. It was determined that Calhoun was wanted through Hamilton County on drug charges. He was detained and taken to the jail.
_ 3902 Fountain Ave.: On Wednesday police were called to the address on a burglary. According to a report, the victim told officers that someone had come into his place through an unlocked sliding glass door and stole his 32-inch television and remote. The victim told police the incident happened sometime between 8 p.m. on Tuesday and 2:20 p.m. on Wednesday.
_ 5312 Ringgold Rd.: Police responded to the address on Tuesday night in regard to an auto theft. According to a police report, a man told officers that he left his 2004 Toyota Sienna running in the parking lot as he went inside a store. Once inside the store, the victim said he looked out to his vehicle and saw a white male drive off in it heading east toward Interstate 75. The vehicle was entered into a crime data base as stolen.