A Waycross woman was assaulted in her home about 8:30 p.m. Monday by a man who fled but was later arrested by Ware County deputies on an outstanding warrant from Brantley County, said Waycross Police Capt. Tommy Cox.
Michael Shayne Simmons, 34, of Waycross, entered the woman’s house and they began arguing, Cox said. He said the argument escalated and Simmons prevented her from making a 911 call, then stole her cell phone and left.
“Mr. Simmons left her house in the 500 block of Thomas Street heading toward Tebeau Street on foot,” said Cox. “Ware County deputies later arrested him and transported him to Brantley County where he was being held. We (WPD) will get him back here and we have pending charges including robbery, battery, hindering a 911 call and criminal trespass.”
Cox said the woman was not badly injured and did not require medical treatment.
In other city police news, residents in the 700 block of Stephenson Street arrived home about 5 p.m. Wednesday to catch two men in the act of trying to steal their car, said Cox.
The victims reported the men had a gold-colored Ford F-150 pickup truck which they were hooking up to their vehicle to tow it, said Cox.
The residents called police as the two men fled, leaving behind the car they were attempting to steal, said Cox.
“They were able to retain their pickup truck, but the two suspects got away,” said Cox. “We are still investigating that.”