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Athens probes fight between 2 women

ATHENS — Athens police are trying to sort out a fight between three women that resulted in one sustaining a perforated eardrum.

Lt. Floyd Johnson said the fight resulted when one woman threw out a roommate from her Sixth Avenue home Monday night.

"They were agitated and cussing, and one struck another the ear with her hand," Johnson said. "No one's been arrested yet. We're still trying to figure it all out."

— Holly Hollman

Athens catches probation violator

ATHENS — An Athens police investigator caught a probation violator from Tennessee by accident Monday.

Lt. Floyd Johnson said police received a call about two people arguing at Hometown Grocery at Jefferson and Forrest streets and that one had a gun.

Investigator Trevor Harris responded and saw a car turn around in the shopping center's parking lot and thought the driver was avoiding police. Johnson said the car had no license plate. When Harris pulled the driver over and ran a check, he discovered the driver had warrants for probation violation in Tennessee.

The driver broke loose when Harris tried to arrest him, Johnson said, but Harris caught him behind a doctor's office. Harris charged the driver, Terry Rondall, 25, no address given, with giving a false name and resisting arrest.

The unrelated argument resulted in the arrest of a 30-year-old woman for disorderly conduct.

—Holly Hollman

Police say argument led to shots fired

ATHENS — An argument over a bicycle angered a man enough to fire a gun Monday afternoon, Athens police Lt. Floyd Johnson said.

He said Bryan Terrell Jackson, 29, of 2122 Stanford St., Athens, was arguing with another man on Westmoreland Avenue when Jackson fired shots at a home and carport. No one was injured.

Police charged Jackson with discharging a firearm into an occupied building. He was in the Limestone County Jail on Tuesday without bond set.

— Holly Hollman

Child struck by car no longer critical

A child struck by a car on Beltline Road Southwest in Decatur is no longer in critical condition, according to a Huntsville Hospital spokeswoman.

Michael Tyler May, 3, was listed in fair condition and was staying in a regular room at Huntsville Hospital for Women and Children, a spokeswoman said Tuesday.

MedFlight took May to the Huntsville following a July 28 accident in which witnesses told police they saw May run into the busy roadway, into the path of a northbound car.

— Seth Burkett

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