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City worker charged with assault





City of Thomson employee Alexander Climons, 56, of the 100 block of Kennedy Court, was arrested Nov. 15 for one count of aggravated assault.

Climons works for the city's natural gas department.

He and Corey Donta Ramsey, 34, of the 600 block of Robin Street, are being held at the McDuffie County Law Enforcement Center in connection to two incidents that occurred Nov. 15. Ramsey is there on investigative hold with domestic violence charges pending.

At 12:15 a.m. Nov. 15, Ramsey and his pregnant, live-in girlfriend Alexandria Climons, had an altercation, according to an incident report.

She told officers Ramsey had threatened her with violence.

Thomson Police Department officers had responded to domestic calls at the address a few times before this incident, but Ramsey often fled the scene on foot, TPD Chief Joe Nelson said.

He said Ramsey was also recently arrested for disorderly conduct, at which point police served him a notice he was no longer welcome at Alexandria Climons' residence.

At 1:14 p.m. Nov. 15, Thomson Police Department Sgt. Willie Williams responded to a domestic call on Austin Street.

Upon his arrival, he met the complainant, Corey Ramsey, who was running down the street yelling, according to a report.

Ramsey told Williams he was there to retrieve his belongings from the house he and Alexandria Climons shared.

Ramsey said Alexander Climons had attacked him with a shovel a few minutes before the officer arrived. Williams observed two cuts on Ramsey's palms and a bruise on his back, according to the report.

Williams spoke with several witnesses in the area who corroborated Ramsey's account, saying they saw a city vehicle drive up to him. They told Williams a man then exited the vehicle, retrieved a shovel from the bed of the pickup and swung it at Ramsey.

According to the report, Ramsey said Alexander Climons chased him down the street with the shovel, eventually striking him on the left side of his back. The two then tussled and fell to the ground, at which point Alexandria Climons began chasing Ramsey with a tire iron.

At the scene of the assault, Williams observed physical bruising on Alexandria Climons and took Ramsey into custody.

Nelson said Alexander Climons was fed up with Ramsey's recurring abuse of his daughter.

"Instead of letting the law do its job, he decided to take matters into his own hands, which resulted in him going to jail," Nelson said.



Web posted on Thursday, November 24, 2011













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