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Reynolds charged with aggravated assault

Friday, April 11, 2008

Jody Shackelford

Staff Writer

Dusty L. Reynolds, 21, of Salem will face charges of aggravated assault on a family or household member, a class D felony, after a March 24 altercation.

According to Fulton County Sheriff's Deputy Johnny Byler, he received a complaint from Nikki Britt regarding Reynolds, her ex-boyfriend, stating Reynolds had beat her and smashed into her car with his truck at her Salem residence.

Byler was told that at approximately 11 a.m. Reynolds arrived at Britt's home to drop off their son, when the Reynolds and Britt began to argue.

Britt said the argument continued for 45 minutes outside of the house before she placed her son in a car seat, in her car, and got in the driver's seat.

Britt said Reynolds entered his own vehicle and began to ram Britt's car while his three-year-old child and Britt were inside it.

According to Byler's report, Britt then called the Fulton County Sheriff's Department and removed her child from the damaged vehicle. Britt and Reynolds argued a second time, and Reynolds stated Britt was not leaving in his car. At that time, she said, he opened the hood and began to tear out the spark plug wires in an attempt to fully disable the vehicle.

According to Byler's report, Britt attempted to enter Reynolds' truck and leave, Reynolds slammed her with the truck door twice and then slammed her to the ground. Britt was then able to escape Reynolds and ran inside the house with her son. Britt told Byler, Reynolds then left the property.

According to Byler, upon further investigation Britt's car showed signs of damage. Also, he found Britt to have sustained multiple burses on her legs and arms.

Reynolds was arrested and taken to the Fulton County Jail where he posted a $10,000 and was later released.

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