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Rhonda Stavely

Name:
Stavely, Rhonda L

Date of Booking:
11/02/2022

Reason(s) For Booking:
BATTERY

CRUELTY TO CHILDREN

CRUELTY TO CHILDREN

Officer’s Narrative:
[Please note: The following is a direct transcription from the official initial incident report. The Georgia Gazette does not fix any spelling or grammatical errors that may exist. Any changes or redactions made by our staff are placed inside brackets. Some errors may exist. All subjects are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. The topics discussed may be sensitive to some readers. Discretion is advised.]


On 11/2/2022, at around 1102 hours, I was dispatched to [70 BLOCK] Bluebird Rd in reference to a physical domestic call.

When I arrived on scene, I made contact with Ms. [VICTIM #1]. As I approached Ms. [VICTIM #1], I could see fresh scratch marks on the left side of her neck coming from her chin down to her collarbone. Ms. [VICTIM #1] advised that she and Ms. Rhonda Stavely got into an argument in reference to Ms. [VICTIM #1]’s son ([REDACTED BY AGENCY]) making a mess on the floor. Ms. [VICTIM #1] said Ms. Rhonda began to yell and scream at her for not cleaning up and then began telling her she was a bad mother. The insults escalated to Ms. [VICTIM #1] being called a “Sl*t” and “Wh*re”. Ms. Rhonda then proceeded to yell and scream in her face. Ms. [VICTIM #1] took [REDACTED BY AGENCY] out of the high chair where he was eating and attempted to record how Ms. Rhonda was acting.

On camera you can see Ms. Rhonda cursing and screaming at Ms. [VICTIM #1]. You then see her lunge towards Ms. [VICTIM #1] where she almost drops her phone and she continues to record the interaction. Ms. [VICTIM #1] advised she only touched Ms. Rhonda when she put her arm up in between them to protect herself and [REDACTED BY AGENCY] from harm. She then exited the residence and called 911.

I then made contact with Ms. Rhonda who stated the argument started over Ms. [VICTIM #1] not cleaning up after her son. She stated the two of them argued back and fourth. When Ms. [VICTIM #1] became frustrated, she pushed Ms. Rhonda away from the high chair where her son was sitting. Ms. [VICTIM #1] then took [REDACTED BY AGENCY] out of the chair and continued to argue with Ms. Rhonda. Ms. Rhonda advised during the altercation, Ms. [VICTIM #1] grabbed her by the arm and pushed her grandson ([REDACTED BY AGENCY]) out of the way.

Due to what was seen on the video that was recorded by Ms. [VICTIM #1], Ms. Rhonda was placed under arrest for Battery (FVA). Ms. Rhonda could not state where she was standing when she was pushed nor when her arm was grabbed. The bruising on her arm appeared to be green in color indicating they were older bruises. Also the markings on her chest were barely visible and I was unable to determine how the bruise may have happened. Ms. [VICTIM #1]’s scratches on her neck were consistent with Ms. Rhonda lunging at her like she did in the video.

The parents of [REDACTED BY AGENCY] ([REDACTED] and [REDACTED]) were notified about the situation and advised that Rhonda would be arrested. I asked them to come to the incident location to take custody of their son. Rhonda Stavely is the grandmother to [REDACTED BY AGENCY] and was babysitting for his parents.

After [REDACTED]’s parents arrived on scene, Ms. Rhonda was handcuffed which were checked for fit and double locked. She was escorted to my patrol vehicle where she was searched incident to arrest with nothing found. Ms. Rhonda was placed in the backseat of my patrol vehicle to await transfer. [REDACTED BY AGENCY] parents took custody of him. She was then transported to the Jail and left in the custody of the jailers.

A warrant application for Battery (FVA) and 2 counts of Cruelty to Children 3rd degree will be applied for and served before the time allowed by the State of Georgia.

[End of Narrative]