Man charged with taking other people's mail

AUBURN - A man was charged with theft by taking for allegedly removing mail from people's mailboxes.

Kevin Wolffe, 31, of Auburn was followed by a man who saw him take mail from the man's mailbox at 3:20 p.m. June 3, according to a police report.

Wolffe reportedly jumped out of his car and ran into the woods. He was found lying on the ground, the report said. His car had letters and checks from several houses near Dean Way in Auburn, the report said.

Wolffe was also charged with leaving the scene of an accident because his car bumped the man's, driving with no insurance and without a driver's license.

Man charged with hitting wife

AUBURN - A man was arrested and charged with battery after allegedly getting into a fight with his wife.

Newton Smallwood, 26, of Auburn told police his wife had bitten her lip and that he had accidentally hit her in the face, according to a police report.

Smallwood's wife, who had a cut on her lip and a red, swollen area on her left cheekbone, told police her husband had hit her after arguing with her about how clean their house was, the report said.

Smallwood was charged with two counts of battery and one count of criminal trespass, for punching a hole in the wall of their home during the incident at 11:30 p.m. June 9.

Woman charged aggravated assault with motor vehicle

WINDER - A woman was charged with aggravated assault by motor vehicle after she hit her boyfriend with a car, police said.

Teresa Branson, 43, of Winder told police she had hit her boyfriend with the car door because he tried to get back into the car after she kicked him out. Branson's boyfriend said Branson kicked him out of the car June 12 at 8:57 p.m. because he lied to her, according to a police report.

Branson's boyfriend had an injury to his left arm and was complaining of back pain, the report said.

Suspect in stabbing escapes

WINDER - Winder police took out warrants against a man who allegedly stabbed his brother.

Larry Lee Redding, 23, of Winder, allegedly stabbed his brother in a fight over a girl, police said.

Police responded to a 911 hang-up call at Capital Avenue at 5:37 a.m. June 10, according to a police report. When they arrived, they found a man standing in the kitchen holding a white T-shirt that was covered with blood to his shoulder.

The man refused treatment and said he did not know how he got cut, the report said. Someone else present in the house said Redding stabbed the man and was hiding in a bedroom, according to the report. When police entered the locked bedroom door they reportedly found it empty, and the window was open.

The victim later told police that he had been hit in the face with a miniature baseball bat, the report said. Police found a wooden bat and a folding razor pocket knife that were covered in blood, according to the report.

Warrants were taken against Redding for aggravated assault family violence and cruelty to children in the second degree because children were present at the time of the alleged stabbing.

- From wire reports