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Traffic charges land man in jail for second time
Joseph Aaron Yeater
    A man charged with beating a woman and stealing her prescription pain pills was back in jail three days after being bonded out – this time on traffic charges, police said.
    Joseph Aaron Yeater, 28, Sandpiper Drive, was charged Sunday, March 1 with obtaining dangerous drugs by fraudulent means; battery ( family violence) and third degree cruelty to children, according to Bulloch County Sheriff's reports.
    Jail records show Yeater posted a $3,000 bond March 3 for those charges, but was back behind bars Friday on Georgia State Patrol charges of driving with a suspended license, no insurance and expired tag. As of early Friday evening, Yeater remained in jail with a $3,000 bond.
    In a report taken March 1,  a woman told Bulloch County Sheriff's Cpl. Dustin Williams Yeater tried to " snap her neck twice"  Feb. 26 and  pushed her down while she was holding their oldest child, age two, in her arms.
    The victim said Yeater took her to the     hospital Feb. 28 and told emergency room personnel she " fell off of a trampoline," Williams stated in reports. The victim showed Williams copies of medical reports detailing her injuries as " contusions and sprains."
    Williams then went to Yeater's place of employment and spoke to him about the incident. Yeater said the victim jumped on him after a night of drinking, but he " did not have any visible injuries," reports said.
    Yeater also denied the children being involved  in the incident, Williams said.
    Williams arrested Yeater on charges of battery and third degree cruelty to children  and took him to jail. Later that afternoon, the victim came to the jail and asked for Williams again, reports said.
    "She said ... she went to get her prescription from Rite Aid and they advised her (Yeater) had already picked it up ..." Williams said. The pharmacy provided the victim with a copy of the transaction records, including a signature.
    When Williams asked Yeater about the prescription, he  said the pills were in his car. However, when Williams and the victim checked, they found an empty bottle, but no pills.
    Upon being questioned again, Yeater admitted he took the victim to the drug store and bought her " Tylenol and a type of Icy Hot (sore muscle rub)" and picked up her prescription of hydrocodone at the same time.
    Yeater told the victim to " use the Tylenol and muscle rub first due to her being a zombie when she takes the hydrocodone," reports stated.
    However, the victim told Williams Yeater told her he "did not have the  money to buy the hydrocodone" and she never saw the prescription medicine bottle, he said.
    Williams then charged Yeater with obtaining dangerous drugs by fraudulent means, reports stated.
    Georgia State Patrol reports detailing Yeater's arrest on the traffic charges were not immediately available Friday.

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