LAWRENCEVILLE - A Lawrenceville man's alleged antics during a neighborhood rampage in June could land him behind bars for years, a grand jury decided this week.
Vincent Edward Scribbins, 25, of 1604 Crittenden Lane, was indicted Wednesday on 13 counts ranging from cruelty to animals to interference with government property, both felonies.
All charges stem from June 17 incidents when police say Scribbins wreaked havoc on a Buford neighborhood.
Scribbins faces the animal cruelty charge for allegedly killing a Guinea pig by squeezing and throwing the animal.
Scribbins is also accused of hitting the animal's owner in the face with a telephone and breaking three fingers on her mother's hand by squeezing it, according to the indictment released Thursday.
If convicted on the felony charges alone, Scribbins could face up to 50 years in prison.
A seven-page Gwinnett police report paints a vivid picture of what allegedly happened when Scribbins grew outraged.
Police responded June 17 to a domestic call in Buford, where witnesses reported Scribbins had struck a woman with a telephone. The woman was holding a Guinea pig that Scribbins had bought her, according to the report.
Scribbins then allegedly grabbed the Guinea pig and threw it against a wall, before he retrieved the animal, walked outside to his Ford Taurus, and threw the Guinea pig out his car window onto a driveway, where it was found dead, the report says.
Scribbins then drove away and refused to cooperate with police who called him, according to the report.
Witnesses told police Scribbins later returned and forced his way in the home. He again attacked the family, threatening to kill the eldest woman, the report says. Once inside, he squeezed that woman's hand hard enough to break three fingers, according to the indictment.
As neighbors rushed to help the family, Scribbins attacked them, punching one man in the lips, twisting another's hand and breaking his cell phone in half, the indictment says.
Scribbins fled the scene and was tracked by police to a nearby subdivision. Once in custody, he kicked out a police car window with his bare feet and broke the car door, the report says. He was eventually shackled and taken to jail.
Based on these alleged incidents, the grand jury found evidence this week in Gwinnett County Superior Court to indict Scribbins on the following felony charges:
' Cruelty to animals
' Aggravated battery
' Interference with government property
The grand jury also handed up these misdemeanor charges:
' Simple battery (three counts)
' Obstructing or hindering persons making emergency phone calls
' Cruelty to children - third degree
' Criminal trespass
' Terroristic threats
' Simple assault
The police report does not indicate that drugs or alcohol contributed to Scribbins' behavior.
Scribbins remains in the Gwinnett County Detention Center without bond. His arraignment is expected within a month.