Hensley, Mantly Tyler
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Battery- Family Violence (1st offense) MISD
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On Friday, February 3, 2023, at approximately 1641 hours, I was dispatched to [200 BLOCK] Holly Springs Road, White, GA 30184, in reference to a possible domestic disturbance.
Upon arrival, I made contact with the victim, [VICTIM #1], who stated she and her son/suspect, Mr. Mantly Hensley, were in a verbal argument. [VICTIM #1] stated she was in the kitchen when Mr. Hensley began “picking” at her by not leaving when she asked him to and by yelling at her. [VICTIM #1] stated she was intimidated by Mr. Hensley to the point where she felt the need to grab a frying pan and yell at him to leave. [VICTIM #1] stated she then put the foot rest down to the couch Mr. Hensley was sitting on and advised him to leave again. [VICTIM #1] stated Mr. Hensley then got up and slapped her with an open hand on the left side of the face; leaving a small cut on the bottom of her ear. [VICTIM #1] stated Mr. Hensley then left and went back to the shack he was sleeping in which is on the same property.
I did observe a cut to the left ear of [VICTIM #1] and it was photographed.
I then proceeded to the shack, which is situated to the back of the main residence at the top of the hill, where I made contact with Mr. Hensley. I then asked Mr. Hensley what happened down at the main residence and he stated [VICTIM #1] threatened to hit him with a frying pan. Mr. Hensley stated he then stood up, slapped the pan from his mother’s hand and left the residence. Mr. Hensley stated that was all that had happened.
I then asked Mr. Hensley to step back to my vehicle with me and, when safe to do so, I then placed Mr. Hensley in handcuffs behind his back where they were checked for proper fit and double locked. I then searched Mr. Hensley incident to arrest which yielded negative for any contraband.
While en route to the call for service, I read a previous report (2022-00026735) in which Mr. Hensley was charged with Simple Assault under the Family Violence Act (FVA). The report listed [VICTIM #1] as the victim in that case as well. That report illustrated that [VICTIM #1] was placed in fear of receiving bodily injury to the point where she locked herself in the bedroom and obtained a firearm until law enforcement arrived. When Mr. Hensley bonded out on this offense, a no-contact order was set in place by a Bartow County Magistrate Judge declaring that Mr. Hensley was not allowed to contact [VICTIM #1] or be at the residence.
Despite the fact that Mr. [HENSLEY] blatantly violated the no-contact order, he did so in a violent and intimidating manner which warrants the charge of Aggravated Stalking. Warrants were taken on Mr. Hensley for Aggravated Stalking and Battery, both under the Family Violence Act. Mr. Hensley was transported to the Bartow County Jail where he was turned over to the deputy there with no further incident.
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