Man attacked with knife during domestic dispute
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While trying to calm a domestic dispute early Friday morning, a man was assaulted with a knife.

According to the Bartow County Sheriff’s Office incident report, Brandon Alston assaulted a man who had been called to the Stonehaven Circle residence to calm Alston down. Alston’s wife told a BCSO deputy that her husband was drunk and verbally abusive toward her that night and so she called a friend. When the two of them entered the apartment, Alston allegedly became physical again and when the friend attempted to restrain him, Alston allegedly charged at him while holding a knife.

However, the victim was not injured and Alston later went to his bedroom and shut himself in until the deputy arrived.

The victim believed Alston put the knife in the kitchen, but the deputy could not identify the knife reportedly used as there were a number of knives in the kitchen.

Alston’s wife said he had been drinking heavily and that he started acting “crazy,” so she called a friend to come over and calm Alston down. While waiting for him to arrive, Alston’s wife said he tried to take her phone and when she resisted he allegedly grabbed her by the neck and threw her to the ground.

Although she did not see the knife involved, she did say she heard Alston and the victim talking about it. The deputy noted her shirt collar was stretched and there were red marks on her neck.

Alston reportedly had slurred speech and was unsteady on his feet, so it appeared he was intoxicated. Alston was arrested and charged with aggravated assault under the Family Violence Act, battery FVA and two counts of cruelty to children in the third degree.

@Bodycopy center bold:<*p(0,0,0,11.1,0,0,g(P,S))>Six drivers, one crash, no cause

In a vehicular whodunit, six vehicles traveling north bound on Interstate 75 were all involved in a wreck and the cause remains a mystery.

The accident occurred near mile marker 288 when Driver 1 said his trailer was struck in the rear twice by two different vehicles, while Driver 2 stated Driver 1 began to back up on the roadway and hit her vehicle. Driver 2 tried to perform a lane change and that was when she hit Driver 3. The third driver confirmed she hit his vehicle when changing lanes.

Driver 4 also said that Driver 1 backed up on the highway and that caused him to hit Driver 1’s trailer as well. Driver 5 said she saw Driver 1’s vehicle jackknife in the road and that the cab of Driver 1’s vehicle hit her vehicle on the right side. Driver 6 told Cartersville police while Driver 1 was jackknifing, the vehicle’s trailer struck the left side of his vehicle and trailer.

A witness also stated that Driver 1 began backing up and that caused all the other accidents.

While all vehicles involved displayed varying forms of impact damage, the conflicting statements meant the investigating officer was unable to determine accident’s cause. No citations were issued to any driver.