Man Catches Ex With New Man, Arrested For Alleged Destruction Of Property
Enterprise Staff Writer
A man who went to the home of his ex-girlfriend only to find another man in the home was arrested over the weekend after allegedly destroying thousands of dollars worth of property. The two men engaged in an altercation, but neither was charged in connection with the fight.
According to a press release from the Coffee County Sheriff’s Office, a 32-year-old Coffee County man was jailed last weekend after causing approximately $15,000 in damages to the home of his ex-girlfriend.
Deputies responded to a residence on Jowers Road on Wednesday, May 3, in reference to criminal damage to property. The complainant, Shanlie Wooten, stated the offender, identified as Bryan Wade Strickland III of West Green, had been at the home earlier that day to get some personal belongings. While there, Strickland began throwing picture frames and other objects inside the residence, broke a glass table, and punched a hole in a wall and mirror frame.
What the press release did not mention was that Strickland went to the home around 5:30 a.m. and discovered another man inside the home with his ex-girlfriend. The two men engaged in what was descried as a “tussle” in the CCSO’s official incident report, which resulted in damage to some of the property that was described as being “destroyed.”
The victim left the home while Strickland was still there and, when she returned later, discovered a “rug had been stained by an unknown substance, her washer and dryer were missing their face boards, a bed had been cut, a bed frame and other mirrors had been broken, and an electric fireplace was damaged.”
Deputies’ attempts to locate Strickland at the time of the incident were unsuccessful, though a warrant was obtained for Strickland’s arrest.
He was located last Saturday and booked into the Coffee County Jail where he faces one count of criminal damage to property in the second degree.
In a separate, unrelated incident, a Coffee County couple was jailed on Thursday morning, May 11, after a local woman punched her boyfriend in the face in response to him dousing her with vinegar.
Deputies responded to a residence off Leavens Road just prior to 10:00 a.m. on Thursday in reference to a domestic dispute. The complainant, 18-year-old Sierra Sheyenne English, stated her and her boyfriend, 20-year-old Ricardo Marquez, had initially gotten into a verbal dispute over finances.
During the argument, English stated Marquez approached her and dumped a bowl of vinegar over her body, and deputies were able to observe English’s vinegar-soaked clothing.
English added she responded to Marquez’s actions by punching him in the face with a closed fist and alleged that Marquez then pushed her, causing her to fall down a set of outside steps.
Marquez was located hiding under the camper residence a short time later and admitted to tossing vinegar on English and fleeing from authorities as they arrived.
Deputies observed marks on Marquez’s forehead consistent with English’s admission to hitting him.
Both English and Marquez were arrested at the scene and transported to the Coffee County Jail. Marquez has been charged with disorderly conduct and obstruction of a law enforcement officer, and English faces one charge of disorderly conduct in relation to the incident.