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Athens man accused of assaulting fiancée

Cleveland Ford III (Source: Athens PD) Cleveland Ford III (Source: Athens PD)
ATHENS, AL (WAFF) -

An Athens man was arrested after his fiancée said he broke down her door and assaulted her.

Late Thursday morning, the police department received a call to Elm Wood Apartments on Elm Street about a domestic incident.

Before officers could arrive, the caller told dispatchers a man had kicked in the door to one of the apartments and a woman was screaming for help. The caller later told the dispatcher that the man had left the apartment and was leaving the complex in a vehicle. 

Officers were able to stop the vehicle before it left the complex while investigators went to the victim’s apartment to check on the woman. 

The victim told officers her fiancée was knocking on her door and she didn’t want to answer it. He then kicked in the door and refused to leave. The victim said she was hit several times on her head and in the face. 

The victim was transported by ambulance to the hospital for treatment. 

Officers arrested Cleveland Ford lll for third-degree domestic violence and burglary. Ford was transported to the police department where he was booked. He was later transferred to the county jail.

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