NWGA Scanner | April 12th, 2021

Summerville men arrested for battery after assaulting neighbor who asked them to be more quiet

According to a Chattooga County Sheriff’s Office incident report, on Wednesday, March 24th, 2021, at around 11:23 PM, Cpl. Fielding, Deputy Garmany, and Deputy Clark responded to Saunders Road in reference to a possible domestic-related issue between neighbors. Cpl. Fielding arrived and observed a male subject later identified as Alton Luther Shaw, Jr., 36, of Summerville, exit the residence bleeding from his facial area. The deputy then observed another male subject exit the residence, later identified as Caleb Dustin Hines, 36, of Summerville, and observed what appeared to be blood on his T-Shirt. Shaw and Hines advised that they were outside working on a vehicle parked in the front yard of the residence. A neighbor came outside and began complaining about the loud noise. Both subjects advised that the male neighbor then attacked Shaw and his wife. The deputy spoke with the neighbor who advised that his neighbors were outside working on a vehicle, causing a disturbance due to the time of night and due to the fact the vehicle was extremely loud. The man also advised that his daughter was inside his residence asleep and was also sick. The man advised that he went to the corner of his property and spoke to the male subjects in regards to the loud noise. Shaw and Hines then began cursing towards him, and a verbal argument ensued. The man advised that Hines pushed him, and Shaw ran up and began punching him repeatedly. The man advised the deputy that he fought back only in defense of himself. The man was observed to have injuries as well. The man’s wife was also able to give the same exact version of events. Shaw and Hines were then both placed under arrest. The deputy located a clear plastic bag that contained suspected Marijuana in Hines’s left front pocket. Shaw and Hines were transported to the Chattooga County Jail, both charged with simple battery.