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On July 12, 2022, at approximately 1534 hours, I, Deputy Tavaris Boyd, was dispatched to [200 BLOCK] Mt. Zion Road in reference to domestic violence. Upon my arrival on scene I made contact with victim, [VICTIM #1].
[VICTIM #1] stated he was doing yard work for a neighbor with his son and witness, [REDACTED BY AGENCY]. He stated while they worked they observed a female walking down the street. The female and victim, was [VICTIM #2]. [VICTIM #1] stated he watched as a male ran up to her and began yelling for her to stop. The male and offender was later identified as Elijah Mossman.
[VICTIM #1] claimed he watched as Elijah grabbed [VICTIM #2] by the arm and snatched her around. He stated [VICTIM #2] appeared to try and pull away from Elijah and began crying. [VICTIM #1] stated he walked up to the couple and yelled for Elijah to stop grabbing [VICTIM #2]. [VICTIM #1] stated Elijah began yelling obscenities at him.
[VICTIM #1] claimed he approached Elijah to attempted to talk with [VICTIM #2]. [VICTIM #1] stated he asked [VICTIM #2] if she was OK but all she did was cry. [VICTIM #1] advised that Elijah got in his face and pushed him twice. [VICTIM #1] stated he told Elijah not to touch him again. [VICTIM #1] stated he watched as Elijah ran back down the street and got into a Grey Towncar.
[VICTIM #1] stated he used this opportunity to speak with [VICTIM #2]. He stated he asked [VICTIM #2] if she needed help and told her that she could stay with them if she wanted to. According to [VICTIM #2] she didn’t need help. It is at this time, Elijah drove up and yelled for [VICTIM #2] to get in the car.
[VICTIM #1] stated he warned Elijah he would call the police if he didn’t calm down. [VICTIM #1] claimed Elijah got out of the vehicle and finally convinced [VICTIM #2] to get into the car. [VICTIM #1] stated Elijah pushed him one more time before driving away.
I spoke with [VICTIM #1]’s son, [REDACTED BY AGENCY], who stated he witnessed the whole event. [WITNESS #1] stated he watched as his father attempted to stop Elijah from hurting [VICTIM #2]. He stated he witnessed Elijah push [VICTIM #1] three times before leaving.
[VICTIM #1] was able to provide me with a license plate for the Grey 2005 Lincoln Towncar Ga Tag # [REDACTED]. The address for the vehicle came back to [100 BLOCK] Howley Road. I attempted to make contact with the driver of the vehicle at that residence.
I first spoke with Elijah. He stated he and his girlfriend [VICTIM #2] had just found out they were going to be parents and they were having a lovers quarrel. He stated [VICTIM #2] walked away from him and he was trying to get her to come back and speak with him. He admitted to grabbing [VICTIM #2]’s arm but stated he did not yank or pull on her. Elijah did admit to pushing [VICTIM #1], claiming he felt threatened.
It is at this time I placed Elijah under arrest for simple battery (FV) and simple battery. I placed Elijah in handcuffs behind his back and checked them for fitment. I then double locked the cuffs and placed him in the back of my Tahoe. I next spoke with [VICTIM #2]. She stated she and Elijah had argued but claimed he never touched her. She later stated he may have grabbed her but claimed Elijah didn’t mean to hurt her.
Based of the eye witness and offender statements I charged Elijah with simple battery family violence for grabbing and pulling [VICTIM #2]. I also charged Elijah with simple battery for pushing [VICTIM #1]. Elijah was transported to Houston County Detention Center to be booked on his charges.
I informed all parties involved that I would complete a report documenting the incident.
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