Man Charged After Battering Child’s Mother

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By Fran Hunt
Greene Publishing, Inc.
A Greenville man was charged after battering his baby’s mother. The Monticello Police Department reported that on October 26, 2013, at 11:30 p.m., Officer Storm Deming was dispatched to a Cherry Street residence in reference to a complaint of a baby being taken without the mother’s permission.
Upon arrival, Officer Deming made contact with the complainant. She advised that she and her baby’s father, Magell D. Arnold, 26, of Greenville had been hanging out for the majority of the day, when Arnold became irate and began arguing with her.
She said that Arnold grabbed her by the throat and began choking her. She said she ran out the door and Arnold threw a glass bowl at her, cutting her hand. At that point, Arnold reportedly ran in and grabbed her baby and got into as green GMC pickup truck.
In his haste to leave, he backed into another vehicle in the driveway.
The complainant sustained minor scratches to her neck, and a bloody nose, in addition to the laceration to her hand. EMS responded and assessed her injuries.
Attempts to contact Arnold were made the following day, and when the officer announced who he was and why he was calling, the person who answered the phone hung up.
Arnold was arrested February 11 on an outstanding Jefferson County warrant and charged with battery, domestic, and leaving the scene of an accident with property damage. A total bond of $10,000 was set and he bonded out of jail February 13.

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