Man allegedly holds girlfriend captive in home

STATHAM-A man was charged with false imprisonment after he allegedly refused to let his girlfriend leave for more than 24 hours.

The woman told police on June 17 about 11 a.m. that 28-year-old Haven Nix of Statham had held her since 7 a.m. June 16 at their home on Bowman Mill Road.

Nix accused the woman of stealing his hunting bow, according to a police report, and hit the wall with a golf club before pulling a gun on the woman and cocking it.

According to the report, Nix told the woman that if she did not return the bow within three minutes, she would wind up in the bottom of the well. After bringing a friend in and again pointing the gun at her, Nix forced the woman on a tractor to show her what well he would put her in, the report said.

The woman allegedly jumped off the tractor and ran back to the residence, where the three-month-old child she had with Nix was. Whenever she tried to leave, the report said, Nix would tackle her and drag her back into the house.

The woman finally escaped and called for help. When police arrived, she was hiding in the woods behind the house, according to the report.

When the woman saw the man, who police had detained, she hid behind a police officer, the report said. She had cuts and bruises on her arms and legs.

Nix was arrested and charged with false imprisonment and battery family violence. The woman had a warrant out for her arrest for possession of less than an ounce of


Woman claims to be bride of Jesus Christ

WINDER-A woman was arrested after she allegedly threatened the sister of her ex-husband.

Shirley Martin, 64, of Winder was arrested and charged with terroristic threats after she left a message on the woman's answering machine calling her a vampire, a police report said.

Martin told the woman that she was a vampire, and that Martin was the bride of Jesus Christ, according to the report.

"I know when I hang up you will call the law and then you will be dead," the message said.

- From staff reports