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11-year-old son intervenes to stop ex-husband's attack on Forsyth mother, police say

11-year-old son intervenes to stop ex-husband's attack on Forsyth mother, police say


FORSYTH — A Forsyth woman told police her ex-husband attacked her and only let her go when her 11-year-old son yelled to stop.

A sworn affidavit from the Macon County Sheriff’s Office says Deputy Daniel Carr found the 41-year-old woman Sunday night sitting on a couch, next to her son and an ice pack, with the “right side of her face and her bottom lip swollen, red and drooping.”

The woman explained she had been seated on her bed talking with her ex-husband, to whom she had been married for more than 15 years and divorced for more than a year, when they got into an argument involving other women he knew. “...(He) jumped on top of her and began holding her down against her will,” said Carr, quoting her in the affidavit.

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“She said she fought back to try to get him off her, while screaming at him to stop and get off. She said while she was being held down she was hit in the face with an unknown body part, which ultimately caused her face to swell. She said at some point her 11-year-old son ran into the bedroom and yelled for him to stop, which is when he got off of her.”

The woman said she was then able to alert a friend who called 911. The 43-year-old man is quoted as telling police his confrontation “never got physical.” Later, on the way to the Macon County Jail, Carr said the man told him “he had no intention of telling me what actually took place in the bedroom.”

The man was booked on preliminary charges of unlawful restraint and domestic battery; preliminary charges are subject to review by the state attorney’s office. Jail records show he is free after posting $10,000 bond with the conditions he stays away from his ex-wife and her home.

Contact Tony Reid at (217) 421-7977. Follow him on Twitter: @TonyJReid


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