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Police, deputy make arrests

By Ed Brock

Clayton County police officers and a sheriff's deputy teamed up to arrest three people.

The police officers responded to a request for assistance from a deputy making an arrest on Summerwind Road in Jonesboro around 5:23 p.m. Tuesday and found the deputy bleeding from one hand while walking a male subject to his car in handcuffs. One of the officers took a woman who had come out with the man into custody and as he was walking her to the car a second man, Anthony David Small, 20, of that same location began following him.

Small disregarded several orders to stand back and eventually the officers arrested him.

Woman hit while breaking up fight between girls

A Rex woman was bitten and hit while breaking up a fight between to girls.

The victim told Clayton County police that around 4 p.m. Tuesday she saw the two girls, including a 13-year-old, fighting near her home on Meadow View Road. She tried to pull the 13-year-old away from the fight and the girl bit the victim and hit her.

The girl also resisted officers when they tried to arrest her.

Both girls were arrested and charged with affray and the 13-year-old was also charged with obstruction and battery.

They were released into the custody of their mothers.

Friend borrows SUV and then abandons it and dog

A female friend borrowed a Lovejoy man's vehicle and then apparently abandoned it with a dog inside.

Police found the white SUV belonging to Herman Talmadge and the dog on Southside Commercial Parkway around 12:45 p.m. Tuesday after someone reported that they had been there for a couple of days. Talmadge told police a woman named Lisa Taylor had borrowed the car two days before and he hadn't reported it stolen because he thought she would return it.

The dog did not appear to be in distress, according to Clayton County police Officer Willie Gregory. Talmadge said he did not want to report the SUV stolen and then drove it home.

Public Safety is a regular feature of the News Daily. Reporter Ed Brock compiles it. To contact him, call (770) 478-5753 ext. 254 or e-mail to ebrock@news-daily.com.