By Joe Johnson
An Athens man has been arrested for an alleged drug-related domestic violence incident that occurred four months ago.
According to Athens-Clarke County police, 21-year-old Tretoni Tyrone Bonds was arrested on warrants charging him under the state Family Violence Act with kidnapping, false imprisonment, battery, criminal trespass/damage to property, and also with theft by taking.
He was additionally charged with obstruction of a law enforcent officer, and possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine because he had an undisclosed quantity of the drug with him when arrested, police said, and was also served with eight outstanding warrants
According to a police report, the domestic violence incident occurred early the morning of May 30 at a Langford Court residence where Bonds was living with the 33-year-old victim.
When officers responded to the home, they found the victim outside because Bonds reportedly had kicked her out and locked the door, according to the report.
She explained that at about 2 a.m. Bonds had gotten high on heroin and then fell asleep, but later became enraged when he was awakened by his brother knocking at the door, according to the report.
The victim, who said that Bonds had been violent with her in the past, gave her a “look” that made her afraid that he was going to hurt her so she ran out of the house, according to the report.
Bonds reportedly chased after the woman and dragged her back inside the residence against her will, threw her on a couch and said “You ain’t going nowhere bitch. If you ever leave I’ll kill you,” and when the woman made like she was about to call the police Bonds took the phone, “mocked her,” before breaking the phone.
According to the incident report, after things cooled off Bonds ingested some cocaine and went back to sleep, but when he woke up an argument ensued and Bonds “jumped” on the victim, kicked her out of the house and stole $100 to buy more drugs with.
He reportedly refused to let the victim back in to retrieve her belongings and locked her out.
A responding officer noted that the woman had a busted lip and a knot on the side of her head and when he tried to get Bond’s side of the story, no one came to the door.
A Magistrate Court judge signed six warrants for the arrest of Bonds, who was taken into custody on Tuesday and booked into the county jail at 3:49 a.m.
At the jail Bonds was served with three outstanding warrants for violating a family violence protective order, a warrant for violating probation for convictions on aggravated assault and aggravated battery charges, and four warrants for failure to appear in court to face charges of violating probation, violating a family violence protective order and simple battery, disorderly conduct and theft by taking.
As of Wednesday afternoon, Bonds was being detained without bail.
Anyone who is in an abusive relationship can seek advice and services by calling Project Safe’s 24-hour hotline at (706) 543-3331, or by visiting http://www.project-safe.org.