A Thomaston man is facing charges of kidnapping, aggravated battery and burglary after he allegedly broke into another man’s house and assaulted his ex-girlfriend and the man, then forcibly drug the female out the house and down the street. The man, identified as 27-year-old Justin Passmore, was arrested and the woman rescued after neighbors heard her screaming and called police.
According to an incident report from the Thomaston Police Department, Officer G. Little was dispatched to a house on Wesley Avenue at 4 a.m. on September 20. There he spoke with the male resident, who was covered in blood. In the report, the man stated that Passmore broke into his house through a bedroom window and cut him on his right arm with an unknown object. Passmore then grabbed the woman staying there, his ex-girlfriend, and started dragging her by her hair out of the house. The male resident said he attempted to stop Passmore, but that Passmore started punching him in the head. The man said Passmore drug the woman down Wesley Avenue towards Thompson Street, then cut through a yard headed to Beale Street. Officer White radioed this information to other officers in the area.
The female victim continued to fight with her kidnapper, and residents on Beale Street heard the commotion and called 911. Officers responded and located the female victim and Passmore. The woman said Passmore tore her clothes off of her while he was dragging her.
Both the male and female victims were transported to Upson Regional Medical Center for treatment of their injuries, which were determined to be non-life threatening.
Passmore was arrested and taken to the Upson County Jail. He has been charged with Battery, Aggravated Batter, Burglar, Kidnapping, Obstructing or Hindering Persons Make Emergency Telephone Calls, and Criminal Trespass. Bond has not been determined. The investigation is continuing.
Four people remain in jail in Upson County following a drug bust at a home on Spring Lake Drive by officers from four different departments.
According to a press release by Upson County Sheriff Dan Kilgore, on
September 17, 2015 at approximately 1:30 a.m., officers from Upson County Sheriff’s Office, Thomaston Police Department, Meriwether County Sheriff’s Office and the Taylor County Sheriff’s Office executed a search warrant at the residence of 1226 A Spring Lake Drive in Thomaston. During the search of the residence an approximate weight of 83.9 grams (3 ounces) of Methamphetamine was recovered inside of a safe that was in the interior of the residence along with multiple sets of digital scales and a glass smoking device. A .25 caliber handgun was also recovered at the residence during the search.
The following subjects were arrested and charged with Violation of Georgia Controlled Substance Act offenses:
Ronald Houston Nicholson, 43, of 1226 A Spring Lake Drive Thomaston, was arrested and charged with Trafficking Methamphetamine, Possession of Methamphetamine with intent to distribute, Possession of Firearm by Convicted Felon, Possession of Firearm during the Commission of a Crime and 2 counts of Fraud in Obtaining Public Assistance Repayment.
Benajah Ross Wainwright, 50, of 1236 Delray Road Thomaston, was arrested and charged with Trafficking Methamphetamine, Possession of Methamphetamine with intent to distribute and Possession of Firearm during the Commission of a Crime.
Erica Lynn Sanders, 38, of 418 Rose Creek Road, The Rock, was arrested and charged with Trafficking Methamphetamine and Possession of Methamphetamine with intent to distribute
Angela Jo Tompkins, 51, of 435 B Street Thomaston, was arrested and charged with Trafficking Methamphetamine and Possession of Methamphetamine with intent to distribute
All subjects are currently being held at the Upson County Sheriff’s Office Jail Division without bond.
Larry Stanford may be reached at 706-647-5414 or on Twitter @LarryStanford7.