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Athens Man Assaults Bride Before Honeymoon Starts
Athens Banner-Herald ^ | Tuesday, May 28, 2013 | Joe Johnson

Posted on 05/30/2013 5:08:31 PM PDT by nickcarraway

An Athens man was arrested early Monday morning after assaulting his bride before their honeymoon even began, Athens-Clarke police said. Erick Lamar Stevens, 25, dragged his new wife by the hair, bit and punched her in the face, and pulled out her hair weaves during an altercation at Country Inn & Suites on Old Epps Bridge Road that was reported at 1:45 a.m., police said.

The hotel clerk called 911 after the 31-year-old victim came to the lobby with a bleeding nose and still wearing her wedding dress, according to police.

The assault happened after a reception at an unnamed location, police said, during which Stevens allegedly got mad because the DJ was making advances on a bridesmaid. He got more belligerent as the night went on, police said.

On the drive to the hotel Monday morning, he punched his wife in the face during an argument in which he accused her of cheating on him, police said.

At some point, the victim stopped the car and forced Stevens out. Police said she then drove to the hotel alone to go to bed. The night clerk later phoned the woman’s room to let the her know Stevens had arrived and the woman agreed to allow in the room, according to police.

But as soon as Stevens got to the room, he charged the victim, grabbed her by the hair, then punched and bit her several times, police said. When the woman tried to leave the room, Stevens allegedly dragged her by the hair to a corner to apparently keep her from leaving.

While assaulting his wife, police said, Stevens “ultimately pulled out all of her (hair) extensions,” which officers later found on the floor and on a night stand.

When someone went to the room to investigate the disturbance, the victim used the opportunity to escape and went to the hotel lobby to ask a clerk to call 911, police said.

An officer noted in the incident report that the bridge of the victim’s nose was cut, her eye was swollen, and one of her wrists was beginning to swell, police said.

Emergency medical personnel inspected the wrist and thought it might possibly be broken. She was taken for treatment at a local hospital, police said.

Stevens, of Spring Valley Road, was charged under the state Family Violence Act with battery and false imprisonment. He was detained without bail Tuesday afternoon at the Clarke County Jail.

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.


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1 posted on 05/30/2013 5:08:31 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

There are times when an annulment is the right answer.


2 posted on 05/30/2013 5:10:48 PM PDT by Pollster1 ("Shall not be infringed" is unambiguous.)
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To: nickcarraway

He’s Amish...must be a cultural thing.....


3 posted on 05/30/2013 5:12:31 PM PDT by nascarnation (Baraq's economic policy: trickle up poverty)
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To: nickcarraway

I’m sure this can all be worked out with counseling..... /sarc


4 posted on 05/30/2013 5:14:17 PM PDT by wonkowasright (Wonko from outside the asylum)
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To: nickcarraway

Used to be a time when a man was old enought to get married, he had matured enough to control his temper. The more I see of young men these days, the less impressed I am.

I know, I’m a grumpy old man.


5 posted on 05/30/2013 5:14:22 PM PDT by muir_redwoods (Don't fire until you see the blue of their helmets)
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To: nickcarraway

Their 1st wedding anniversary party should be a doozie.


6 posted on 05/30/2013 5:15:34 PM PDT by carriage_hill (Guns kill people, pencils misspell words, cars drive drunk & spoons make you fat.)
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To: nickcarraway

They are still together aren’t they? /sarc


7 posted on 05/30/2013 5:16:20 PM PDT by Conspiracy Guy (I voted Republican, no Conservative was on the ballot.)
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To: nickcarraway

Definitely not off to a good start for the “and lived happily thereafter.”


8 posted on 05/30/2013 5:16:34 PM PDT by SharpRightTurn (White, black, and red all over--America's affirmative action, metrosexual president.)
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To: nascarnation
"He’s Amish...must be a cultural thing....."

Don't be foolish. This happened in Athens; they're obviously Greek Orthodox.

9 posted on 05/30/2013 5:16:46 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Qui me amat, amat et canem meum.)
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To: muir_redwoods

You should form an opinion of “modern” women before judging anyone that smacks them.


10 posted on 05/30/2013 5:18:43 PM PDT by The Toll
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To: nickcarraway
Mixed marriages are always trouble. He was iPhone and she was Android.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SLe7EI1gauc

11 posted on 05/30/2013 5:24:01 PM PDT by KarlInOhio (Choose one: the yellow and black flag of the Tea Party or the white flag of the Republican Party.)
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To: muir_redwoods
Used to be a time when a man was old enought to get married, he had matured enough to control his temper.

All of them? I think not.

12 posted on 05/30/2013 5:27:29 PM PDT by Harmless Teddy Bear (Join AAAA : Americans Against Acronym Abuse)
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To: SharpRightTurn
Wait until he founds out that she owns half of his stuff. ;)

/johnny

13 posted on 05/30/2013 5:27:57 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: The Toll

Agreed but I’m a guy and it makes comparisons a bit easier if I look at the “men” my daughters date. Most are fine but they all need to grow up a whole lot.


14 posted on 05/30/2013 5:28:51 PM PDT by muir_redwoods (Don't fire until you see the blue of their helmets)
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To: The Toll

You got that right.

It’s not just something new with women now days, it started big time in the 1970’s when women decided they could do anything a man could do.


15 posted on 05/30/2013 5:29:32 PM PDT by IMR 4350
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To: KarlInOhio

A marriage that can’t make it through the first honeymoon night?

What does this say about the reverence couples should hold for the sacrament of marriage?

Really. I know marriages can plunge I to great troubles, troubles only their vow to God can overcome, but the honeymoon ? Really?


16 posted on 05/30/2013 5:33:35 PM PDT by KittenClaws (You may have to fight a battle more than once in order to win it." - Margaret Thatcher)
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To: nickcarraway

I know how this happened.

Seems the groom was inthe hotel room, looking through wet bar refrigerator.

He slammed it shut just as his bride walked in.

She sweetly asked him what was wrong.

He screamed “You were suppose to make me sandwiches and pit some cold beer in here!!! #%%&** I’m starving! Is this what a husband is suppose to except?”

Aaaaand thatz how it started....


17 posted on 05/30/2013 5:34:37 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: muir_redwoods

“I know, I’m a grumpy old man.”
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Me too, old men have always said that the young generation has gone to hell in a handbasket but this may be the first time the old men have been right.


18 posted on 05/30/2013 5:34:41 PM PDT by RipSawyer (I was born on Earth, what planet is this?)
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To: muir_redwoods

“I know, I’m a grumpy old man.”
//////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////

Me too, old men have always said that the young generation has gone to hell in a handbasket but this may be the first time the old men have been right.


19 posted on 05/30/2013 5:34:42 PM PDT by RipSawyer (I was born on Earth, what planet is this?)
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To: muir_redwoods

you haven’t been looking too much at the women. and the mouths on them. many cuss harder than i do and regularly get into stupid fights. i have never gotten in a stupid fight. then there are the ones whose poop’doesn’t stink and think they deserve “it all”.

it ain’t all just bad one one side.


20 posted on 05/30/2013 5:36:00 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: nascarnation
Holder's people.

Garde la Foi, mes amis! Nous nous sommes les sauveurs de la République! Maintenant et Toujours!
(Keep the Faith, my friends! We are the saviors of the Republic! Now and Forever!)

LonePalm, le Républicain du verre cassé (The Broken Glass Republican)

21 posted on 05/30/2013 5:36:27 PM PDT by LonePalm (Commander and Chef)
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To: nickcarraway
grinning like the fool it is...
22 posted on 05/30/2013 5:36:30 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: nickcarraway

And she will take him back.


23 posted on 05/30/2013 5:40:44 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: muir_redwoods

I can see that. However, nothing makes men grow up more than hardship. I bet many of those fellas your daughter is hanging around with would be more than able to man up if there was any respect in it for them. Not making excuses for poor quality young men, it just gets hard when the world hates you.


24 posted on 05/30/2013 5:43:22 PM PDT by The Toll
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To: nickcarraway

He looks worried about it.

25 posted on 05/30/2013 5:45:00 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: nickcarraway

Erick Lamar Stevens

I don't know if this is his mugshot from this case, but apparently whatever it was it was a big joke to him.

26 posted on 05/30/2013 5:46:18 PM PDT by Robert DeLong (u)
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To: kcvl

THIS is what my ancestors have died fighting for??!!


27 posted on 05/30/2013 5:48:19 PM PDT by Cowgirl of Justice
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To: nickcarraway

It’s a Black thang. You wouldn’t understand.


28 posted on 05/30/2013 5:55:17 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (It is the deviants who are the bullies.)
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To: muir_redwoods

No one should have a ”temper” like thst in the first place.


29 posted on 05/30/2013 6:06:31 PM PDT by kabumpo (Kabumpo)
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To: Pollster1

There are times when a public flogging is the right answer.


30 posted on 05/30/2013 6:41:47 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Inside every liberal and WOD defender is a totalitarian screaming to get out.)
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To: nickcarraway

As well as working full time as a telephone lineman, Daddy worked weekends as a wedding photographer.

He often had “Wedding Stories’ much like this one.

My favorite was the one when the buxom bride popped out of her bodice when she tossed the bouquet.

But the donnybrooks and bloody noses were legion!


31 posted on 05/30/2013 7:23:37 PM PDT by left that other site (You Shall Know the Truth, and the Truth Shall Set You Free...John 8:32)
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To: nickcarraway

Wow. So glad the kids were with their grandmother(s).

(yeah, I know the article doesn’t say that, but... c’mon).


32 posted on 05/30/2013 7:27:39 PM PDT by workerbee (The President of the United States is DOMESTIC ENEMY #1)
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To: kabumpo

Fair point


33 posted on 05/31/2013 4:58:57 AM PDT by muir_redwoods (Don't fire until you see the blue of their helmets)
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To: Joe 6-pack; nickcarraway; nascarnation
Erick Lamar Stevens

Of Athens, Georgia

34 posted on 06/24/2013 6:26:13 AM PDT by Mrs. Don-o ("You can obseve a lot just by watchin'." - Yogi Berra)
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