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Man accused of chasing another with sledgehammer

Man accused of chasing another with sledgehammer

Man accused of chasing another with sledgehammer

Torrey Black

       NEWINGTON - A 911 call led to an arrest in Newington last week, after a man allegedly chased his victim around a soy bean field with a sledgehammer.
      Screven County Sheriff's deputies responded to the call on Simpsontown Road where the alleged offender, Torrey Black, was located, said Dep. Richard Knowles. Witnesses and the victim stated that Black came to this location and got into the victim's vehicle, demanding a ride back to Newington, Knowles said. The offender was reported getting very angry when the victim told him to get out of his vehicle.
      At that time, witnesses said that Black got out of the vehicle and went into the shed in the back yard, obtaining a sledgehammer which he then attempted to use to hit the man, Knowles said.
       When Knowles and Inv. Bill Crockett arrived, Knowles said they found the victim and witnesses running from the offender in an adjacent soy bean field. They soon located the offender and arrested him.
      Knowles said that Black appeared in a heavily intoxicated state and claimed to have been drinking all day and most of the night. Black, 28, of McKinley Street (Newington), was charged with criminal trespass, theft by taking, public drunkenness, and aggravated assault.

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