Train derails at Plant Bowen after delivery
by Staff Report
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After delivering a load of coal to Georgia Power Plant Bowen Tuesday night, a CSX locomotive derailed, injuring two people.

CSX spokesperson Kristin Seay said those injured were transported to a local hospital and did not have life-threatening injuries. She said the train had three locomotives and 94 empty coal cars. The train arrived from Evansville, Ind., and unloaded before heading back to Evansville.

The locomotive derailed on Georgia Power property and did not tie up the main line, Seay added.

@Bodycopy center bold:Wife assaults husband with rake

After breaking up an argument, one man’s wife assaulted him with a small metal rake.

According to the Bartow County Sheriff’s Office incident report, Shelia Rackley had broken up an argument between the victim’s daughter and her husband when she went into the kitchen and began to argue with the victim. At some point Rackley walked away and returned, holding a small metal rake. Rackley then allegedly began to hit the victim in the head and the back with the rake. After the victim was albe to get away from her, Rackley reportedly hid the rake in the daughter’s bedroom.

Once she hid the rake, Rackley followed the victim into the front bedroom and allegedly attacked him again. When the victim tried to call 911, Rackley allegedly yanked the phone out of the wall and threw it into the front yard.

The deputy did note a phone laying in the front yard.

As the deputy was speaking to the victim, the victim’s granddaughter said she was in the living room when Rackley walked into the kitchen carrying a green rake and began to hit the victim in the head. The daughter said the rake was hidden behind the curtains in her room.

When asked, Rackley said she was asleep when the victim’s daughter and her husband’s arguing woke her up. When she began arguing with her husband, Rackley said the victim grabbed her by the arm, so she swung at him. Rackley also said the victim picked up a knife and stabbed her in the hand. Although Rackley had a scratch on her hand, the deputy did not believe it was consistent with being stabbed.

Rackley was arrested and charged with battery under the Family Violence Act, third-degree cruelty to children (FVA), interference with a 911 call and aggravated assault (FVA).

Deputy arrests man via window

Instead of using the front door Tuesday morning, a BCSO deputy went through the window to get a suspect.

After being dispatched to a Satcher Road residence, the deputy spoke with the complainant said she was allegedly assaulted by Brandon Goddard. After an argument that morning, following Goddard reportedly striking a tree as he backed out of the driveway, the complainant said he became angry and struck her in the eye with his finger and kicked her.

The complainant added Goddard was wanted by Polk County for child neglect.

After speaking to the complainant, the deputy went across the road and looked through an open window. When he saw Goddard, the deputy asked him to come outside. Goddard said no.

“I went in through the window, told him he was under arrest and applied handcuffs,” the report states.

Goddard was arrested and later held for Polk County Sheriff’s Office.