Three men were arrested and charged with Aggravated Assault after a late-night fight on Delaware Avenue.
Police were called to the 5000 block of Delaware just before midnight on Monday in reference to a “fight in progress.” According to a police report, when officers arrived they found a man bleeding profusely from his mouth and face. The victim said he was “beaten up” by three men, two of which had taken off prior to police arrival.
The report states that officers spoke with Thomas Dobbs, 22, of a Wiley Avenue address, who told them that he and two of his friends had been in a fight with the man who had come to the residence of his child’s mother. Dobbs told police that he punched the victim at least three times, but claimed self-defense, saying the victim tried to hit him first.
The report states that officers located the other two suspects – identified as Skylar Langston 18, of a Mimbro Lane address, and Jimmy Holden, 21, of Chickamauga, a short time late on the side of the residence. According to the report, Dobbs told police that he had confronted the victim and the victim “jumped him.” He said that Langston and Holden pulled the victim off Dobbs.
The victim told police that Dobbs, Langston and Holden came around the corner of the house surprising him and “started beating” him. The report states there is no physical evidence that the victim had initially attacked Dobbs. In addition, Holden had blood on his shirt sleeves and clothes.
The report states that while the victim was receiving medical attention on the scene, he told police that he had been kicked in the ribs and punched in the face while being held down. He also told officer that he had been “choked out,” losing consciousness for at least 30 seconds. The report states that the victim identified Holden as the man who had choked him.
Police located a bag of tools scattered in the front yard of the residence where the fight happened. Police also found paperwork that belonged to the victim among the tools. The victim told police that the tools were in the backseat of his car and the paperwork had been in his glove box. Langston, the report states, was identified by one of the other suspects as having gone into the victim’s vehicle, taking the tools and the paperwork.
According to the report, the woman at the residence, who is the mother of Dobbs’ child, had asked the victim over. She denied that the pair had a physical relationship and said she was surprised that the child’s father showed up at the house. The woman said that she and Dobbs had an “on again, off again” relationship. The woman explained to police that she had invited the victim to the house and he came in through an open bedroom window so as not to disturb the girl’s grandmother.
According to the report, Langston told police that the group knew the victim was coming to the house to have sex with Dobbs’ kid’s mother and that “they had come over to deal with it.”
All three men were charged with Aggravated Assault. Langston was also charged with Burglary of an Auto.
_ 5740 Ringgold Rd.: On Tuesday, police were called to the Goodwill donation center at this address in regard to someone possibly stealing items from the facility. According to a police report, an officer spoke with Jamison Kidwell and Rebecka Hunt, who admitted loading items donated to Goodwill into their vehicle. Both parties were advised to put the items back.
Kidwell was taken into custody due to an Aggravated Burglary charge out of Hamilton County. The report states that police noticed the temporary tag on Hunt’s car had been altered. The woman could not provide proof of ownership of the car, but it had not been reported stolen. Hunt was taken into custody for altering a tag.
The report states that during inventory of the vehicle, police found two small baggies containing MDMA, otherwise known as “ecstasy, in Hunt’s wallet. She was also charged with Possession of Schedule I Drugs.