Police Chief Lee O'Dillon summarized the incidents in a news release:
At 7:30 Monday morning, a 1998 Nissan Altima pulled into the path of a southbound 2011 Honda Civic on Colham Ferry Road, in front of the elementary school. No one was injured and damage was minor. School traffic was very congested at the time. The 26-year-old driver was charged with Failure to Yield the Right of Way.
Wednesday at 10 p.m., police were called to the Luxury Inn, 173 South Main Street, after receiving a call of a domestic argument in progress. A man and woman had been arguing over money issues. Alcohol was also involved. The 34-year-old man called a relative to come pick him up and remove him from the situation.
Friday morning at 7:35, a 34-year-old Cedar Drive resident fled her apartment in search of police assistance after a night of domestic violence. She had been unable to telephone for help because the man had taken her cell phone. She was also afraid for her two small children’s safety. After making contact with a police officer, she was escorted to the police department on VFW Drive. Upon arrival at the police department the man arrived in a mad fit of rage. He was promptly arrested. Antonio Deandre Rooks, 31, of #6 Cedar Drive was charged with battery, two counts of cruelty to children, obstructing an Emergency 911 call, terroristic threats and acts and disorderly conduct. Rooks was booked into the Oconee County Jail awaiting bond.
At 7:51 Sunday evening, police were dispatched to a fight in progress call outside the Community Center, 191 VFW Drive. Family members were attending a baby shower when a heated argument spilled into the parking lot. The people directly involved fled when they learned police were en route. Police are reviewing video and the investigation is continuing.