NWGA Scanner | January 16th, 2021

Blue Ridge man arrested on assault and kidnapping charges after violent domestic while drunk

According to a Whitfield County Sheriff’s Office incident report on Friday, January 1st, 2021, at approximately 2:20 AM, Deputy Robledo and Deputy Pritchard were dispatched to an address on South Dixie Highway in reference to a domestic dispute in progress. Whitfield County dispatch advised the offender left southbound on South Dixie Highway toward Gordon County in a white Dodge. When deputies arrived on the scene, they met with the victim, who was sitting in the living room area on a chair. She had napkins pressed against the back of her head to control the bleeding of a laceration on the back of her head. Deputies asked her what happened. The victim stated that her boyfriend Charles Arvil Gregory, 70, Blue Ridge, went to Cartersville. The victim said Gregory had several alcoholic beverages. An argument began over Gregory being too intoxicated to drive and him wanting to drive. They both argued about who would drive the vehicle. Gregory became angry and violent, pushing her causing her to fall back against a seat and hit the back of her head on a wooded counter in the motor home. Deputies reported the female victim was very disoriented and had a hard time focusing on telling deputies what happened on the early morning of January 1st. Deputies believed this was due to her head injury. The victim was also very shaken up by the domestic incident that had taken place. Gregory had driven the vehicle then came to an abrupt stop near a shopping center. The victim said she then got out of the motor home and screamed for help. Gregory followed her, putting his arm around her neck, pulling her back into the motor home. Gregory was reportedly driving all over the roadways, and the victim said she was afraid he was going to crash her vehicle. Due to Gregory’s driving, she stated he had a blow out on the rear end tire on the right side of the motor home. Gregory would not let her out of the vehicle when they arrived home and advised her he did not want her to go to a neighbors house and law enforcement. Deputies reported the victim had bruising on her left wrist and on her right wrist from the incident. Gregory continued to be violent with the victim nit letting her leave and told her he should just kill her because if he was going back to jail, he was going to go for something good. The victim told deputies she was in fear for her saftey and own life. EMS was called to the scene and advised the victim she needed to go to the hospital to get stitches on the back of her head. Authorities in Cartersville was contacted about the incident that occurred in their jurisdiction. The victim ran to her neighbors house who opened the door and let her in to be able to call 911 for help. The victim was held against her will in her own home for approximately 2 hours and 20 minutes before she was able to escape and call for help. Gregory was arrested and booked into the Whitfield County Jail on January 7th, charged with battery, theft by taking, terroristic threats and act, kidnapping, and false imprisonment.