NWGA Scanner | August 27th, 2021

Menlo man arrested after beating and threatening to kill woman during violent domestic in Chattooga County

According to a Chattooga County Sheriff’s Office incident report, on August 18th, 2021, at around 10:00 PM, while deputies were arriving at an address on Jamestown Road to handle the domestic dispute, Zachary William Brown, 36, was seen driving away in a tan GMC Envoy. Deputies pursued the vehicle until the driver lost control and crashed in front of 1086 Jamestown Road, according to the incident report. Sheriff Mark Schrader said Zachary was seriously injured in the crash. Once deputies made it back to the original address, they spoke with the victim. The victim had “visible red marks to the head and visible red marks to her throat. Her [juvenile daughter] was crying and upset,” according to the incident report. She told deputies “Zachary was drinking a handle of Fireball and playing with a firearm outside of her house, trying to get a gun to shoot. Zachary started to bang the firearm against the porch deck because it would not shoot and she feared for her and her kids, so she locked the front door,” according to reports. Zachary then “broke through the door and grabbed the victim by the throat and said, ‘I’m going to kill you, you stupid w****,” according to reports. There was “a slight struggle when [the victim’s juvenile son] tried to separate Zachary away from his mother,” according to reports. Zachary “grabbed her again by the hair and drug her back into the living room, pushing her down while their daughter was behind her, knocking them both to the ground. Zachary then kicked [Her] in the head, causing a large whelp, grabbed a fan and threw it at the TV. While doing so, [Zachary] struck [the juvenile daughter] in the lower back and broke an American flag glass box,” according to reports. Zachary was later booked into the Chattooga County Jail, after being released from the hospital charged with aggravated assault under the Family Violence Act, first-degree cruelty to children, third-degree cruelty to children, battery under the Family Violence Act, terroristic threats and acts, disorderly conduct, driving under the influence of alcohol, failure to maintain single lane, seatbelt violation and criminal trespass under the Family Violence Act, according to jail reports.