Upon arrival, someone from the homeowners association told the deputies that forcible entry had been made through the rear door sometime between July 19 and July 29 and caused nearly $10,000 in damage to the building and its contents. The vandals turned all four burners on the stove to its highest settings causing a $120 electric bill, spray painted walls, furniture and cabinets, and broke the center post of a French door. Additionally, a couch cushion and a thermostat cover was burned and a large hole was made in a wall.
Deputies photographed the damage and collected five cigarette butts and a spray paint can as evidence. No arrests have been made. Joe Reilly, vice president of the Village homeowners association, announced a $1,000 reward for any information leading to an arrest of the persons responsible. He may be reached at 678-858-7921.
Domestic dispute turns violent
A domestic dispute in Acworth landed one man in jail Tuesday. When Bartow County deputies arrived, they encountered the complainant who told them she and her husband were involved in a domestic dispute which turned into a physical altercation.
The woman said she had been arguing with her husband all day about his excessive drinking. At some point, her husband, Carlos Samayoa, grabbed her by the hair and drug her into the kitchen where he placed a knife against her throat and demanded she leave. The deputies noticed several red areas on the woman’s chest and arms. The deputies tried to interview Samayoa, but he didn’t speak English.
Samayoa was charged with four counts, including aggravated assault and battery and simple battery, and transported to the Bartow County Jail.