Dinner dispute leads to assault with a fork
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Hide the silverware. An Acworth woman on Wednesday wielded a fork after an argument over dinner went awry.

Lisa Mills allegedly began arguing with a family member over the meal about 7:15 p.m. when she became irate, grabbed a fork and attempted to stab the victim in the face, according to a Bartow County Sheriff’s Office report. The victim said she was able to doge the utensil, but one of the tines left a small, red mark on her wrist. A struggle ensued before the victim was able to call 911.

A witness in the house confirmed the victim’s story, although Mills told the deputy the two only argued.

Mills was arrested and charged with simple battery under the Family Violence Act.

Burglar apprehended in traffic stop

A Wednesday morning burglary was solved quickly when a deputy located the stolen items in the suspect’s vehicle.

An Acworth man told a BCSO deputy he had taken his son to school about 8 a.m. and returned an hour later to find a bedroom window broken and about $850 in possessions missing. A neighbor told the man a gold 1990s model Ford Explorer pulled into the driveway shortly after the man left and a female exited, knocked on the front door before disappearing around the house. The woman came back a few minutes later carrying a wooden jewelry box and an item with a power cord.

A search of the area located the vehicle at Glade and New Hope Church roads. The deputy stopped the vehicle and asked the driver about the incident. According to the driver, Amanda Brown, she knew nothing of the incident but her daughter and the daughter’s boyfriend had used the vehicle earlier. During the stop, the deputy reported seeing the jewelry box under a purse on the passenger’s side floor.

The victim and neighbor arrived and were able to identify the stolen items and the driver.

According to the daughter’s boyfriend, Brown woke him up about 8:30 a.m. to go to a job interview. He said she drove to the victim’s house, where she said she had to get a few things. After knocking on the door, she went around the house and he heard glass breaking. He said Brown then came back carrying items.

Brown was arrested and charged with burglary.