28-year-old Nathan Ruiz began arguing with his wife, Brianna Ruiz, about the state of their relationship as she was preparing their children for trunk or treat on October 20th. This led to Nathan grabbing her phone to go through it, looking for any sign of infidelity while preventing her from taking it back. Brianna attempted to call the police with Nathan’s phone, but he took the phone back before she could call. Nathan then proceeded to block Brianna in the bathroom so she couldn’t go anywhere unless she answered him. Officers arrived to their home on Castle Pickney Lane and questioned the couple, who shared the same stories. Ruiz was taken into custody and charged with false imprisonment and interfering with emergency services.
29-year-old Cody Miracle was jailed on July 29th for assaulting his child’s mother when she wouldn’t have sex with him. Mariann Key told police that she had met up with Cody to speak about the COR on file, with their child being the protected party. According to Mariann, Cody became irate during the conversation and told her that she couldn’t leave until she had sex with him. He began removing her clothes and she tried to call the police so he snatched her phone and broke it. Cody then pinned her down by her hands and neck. When police arrived at his house on Jeffrey Drive, he barricaded himself in the home and refused to answer the door.
34-year-old David Owen was jailed on May 6th after beating his uncle in the head with a cane after overhearing a disagreement about breakfast. Eva Parker told police that she asked her grandson, Philip Rubio, how many eggs he wanted for breakfast, and he replied, “three.” David Peacher told Philip that there wouldn’t be enough for everyone else. During that conversation, Mr. Owen came from the back room with a whittled stick that he used as a cane and hit Mr. Peacher over the head, leaving a gash that bled profusely. Mr. Owens admitted to gathering everyone’s cell phones and placing them outside so no one could call law enforcement after police saw the phones outside. Peacher had to walk to a neighbor’s house to call the police.
25-year-old Brandon Patton reportedly took the phone of his girlfriend, Alayah Robinson, during an argument on March 19. When she attempted to retrieve her phone, she said he punched her. She was able to grab the phone and call 911, but shortly after, he pulled the phone from her, disconnected the call, and began punching her again.
25-year-old Jeffery Gray is facing multiple charges after an argument with his wife on February 7 got out of hand. The victim says Gray got on top of her on the bed and began to choke her as the argument escalated. As she attempted to call 911, he grabbed the phone from her. As she was able to escape his grasp on the bed and stand up, he reportedly strangled her from behind.
38-year-old Anthony Jason Cerullo now faces charges including domestic assault, felony aggravated domestic assault, and false imprisonment, after his girlfriend reported two incidents in the same week to police. During one of those incidents, he reportedly held her underwater in a bathtub until she was choking after she arrived home later than he approved of.
29-year-old Alaisea Antonina Matavao was jailed this week on an outstanding warrant charging her with domestic assault and interfering with an emergency call during a June incident with her ex-boyfriend, Ronald Campbell. Campbell told police Matavao had texted to ask if she could come over, and he agreed. While she was there he says she became intoxicated and overstayed her welcome, and he asked her to leave, to which she refused. As he was escorting her out of his home, he says she punched him in the face. As he grabbed his phone to call police, so things didn’t get out of hand or be misinterpreted, she took the phone from him. He then sat in his car until she left the property. Officers arrived after she had left and documented a “very swollen” eye where he had been punched with fresh bruising. A warrant was issued for her arrest.
24-year-old Ricardo Enrique Wilhelm Gamez faces multiple charges after police say he physically restrained his girlfriend from leaving when she became uncomfortable during a verbal argument. He reportedly pushed her away from the door and attempted to contain her cell phone when she was calling 911. Wilhelm-Gamez denies all accusations and says it was only a verbal argument.