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Man charged with beating girlfriend, attacking EMS
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A Sparta man was arrested Sunday and charged with both domestic and simple assault after allegedly giving his girlfriend a beating, and then assaulting an EMT after being taken to the hospital.According to Sheriff Patrick Ray, Bret Kenneth Boring, 50, of Johnson Chapel Road, Sparta, was charged with domestic assault after a deputy was dispatched to investigate reports of an altercation at a residence on Johnson Chapel Road.The deputy reportedly found a female at the scene who was bloody from cuts to arms, chest and ear, and appeared to have a broken nose.The woman reportedly told the lawman that Boring had assaulted her, saying he was "going to kill her."Authorities say they found Boring in the woods behind the home and arrested him.Boring was charged with simple assault on a DeKalb Ambulance Service EMT/Paramedic when Boring hit her with his fist after he was taken to the hospital because he was complaining of back pain.EMT/Paramedic Kim Cox said Boring struck her on the right side of her face with his fist, causing her nose to bleed, after he was asked to move from one cot to another and refused.While staff members were preparing to move him, Boring apparently hit Cox.She suffered a small cut to her nose, and swelling and soreness under her eye.Boring was allegedly very belligerent during the entire event, and stated that he would "kill them all by tomorrow."His bond is $4,000 and he will be in court on August 2.Meanwhile, Anthony Doel Atnip, 32, also of Johnson Chapel Road, Sparta, was charged with violation of an order of protection and domestic assault on July 3. A deputy responding to a 911 call where a man had allegedly assaulted his step-father spoke to the victim, who said Atnip, his step-son, had hit him on the head while trying to grab the phone as he was attempting to call 911.The victim had a cut to his right index finger in addition to the head injury. Atnip reportedly told the deputy that he had consumed six beers, and that he had punched a hole in a television set and broken a mirror.Atnip was placed under arrest, and was also charged with a violation because the victim already had an active order of protection against him.His bond is $6,500 and he will be in court August 2.A Georgia man and a local resident were both charged with public intoxication after the sheriff's department was dispatched to the scene of a fight at Pates Ford Marina Saturday night.According to the sheriff, 50-year-old Joseph Allan Maples of Potts Camp Road and 24-year-old Michael Keith Davidson, Jr. of Lafayette, Georgia were charged with public intoxication.