Man arrested for throwing grill at girlfriend

Friday, October 6, 2017

From staff reports

On Oct. 1, deputies responded to a domestic call on Belfast Farmington Road.

The female complainant reported that her boyfriend, James T. Goolsby, had thrown a grill at her during an argument, after he had threatened her by saying “I want to kill you” and “you die tonight.”


Deputies observed the grill laying in the grass with various pieces spread around it, as if it had been thrown.

They also saw several potted flowers, which the victim reported that Goolsby had kicked off of the porch, scattered around as well.

Goolsby was taken into custody and charged with aggravated domestic assault. Bond was set at $7,500.

• Marshall County Sheriff’s deputies arrested Joshua Ledford on Oct. 1 at a residence on Hoyte Ledford Road on a charge of domestic assault.

Ledford’s father reported to deputies that Joshua had been drinking all day and became angry when his father refused to buy any more alcohol.

At that point, according to the report, the father reported that Joshua “pushed and shook him” while threatening to “drink his blood.”

The father also stated that he repeated the same threat directed at law enforcement officers.

Ledford was charged with domestic assault and held on $3,000 bond. He also agreed to bond conditions barring contact with his father.

• On Oct. 2, Aaron Michael Baum was charged with aggravated burglary and theft of property in connection with a September incident on Grace Ledford Road.

The resident had reported that someone had entered his home between 7 and 8 p.m. and stolen a Playstation 4.

Baum was held on a $10,500 bond.

• A man on Kenny Nelson Road reported that sometime between the morning of Sept. 30 and evening on Oct. 1 two chainsaws and a weed eater were taken from his property.

• A woman is facing charges after intervening in an argument that her daughter was having with her boyfriend.

Stefani Versace went to the couple’s residence after her daughter called her while the pair was in an argument, taking with her a .22 revolver.

According to the boyfriend’s statement, Versace pulled out the revolver and pointed it at his head, placing him in fear of his life.

According to the deputy’s report, Versace said that she had pulled out the weapon but had not pointed it at the man.

Deputies determined that Versace was the primary aggressor based on statements, and she was charged with aggravated assault.

Bond was set at $7,500.

• Deputies are investigating a break-in on Underpass Road that occurred on Sept. 29.

Sometime during the day, a window to the home was broken out and a television and Xbox 360 game console taken.

A sliding glass door was broken as well, where investigators believed the suspects exited the home.

Evidence was collected from the scene and the investigation continues.

Damage to the home was estimated at $1,200. The value of the items taken was estimated to be $550.