Hinesville Police Search for Missing Man
A Be On the Lookout order was issued Thursday after police couldn't find a Hinesville man during a welfare check.
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Police issued a Be On The Lookout order Thursday for a Hinesville man after they failed to locate him during a welfare check.
Police were dispatched Thursday to the apartment of Cody Evans DeForest, 31, 320 Roland St., Hinesville, after DeForest’s father called to say he hadn’t heard from his son in three weeks. He said it was highly unusual for DeForest not to call weekly. He also called the Walmart where DeForest worked and was told he no longer worked there.
A neighbor of DeForest’s also called Hinesville police to tell them that she had been leaving a note on DeForest’s door when she noticed a window slightly ajar. Looking through the window, she saw what looked like a noose. Hanging from one of the interior door frames. The apartment manager told police that DeForest had not yet paid his July rent, and that it was rare for him to be overdue.
Police got permission from the manager to enter DeForest’s apartment. There was no sign of DeForest, and the noose-like object turned out to be exercise equipment.
DeForest’s father was still concerned, the police report stated. According to him, DeForest suffered from short-term memory loss as the result of an accident several years ago.
DeForest’s father and neighbor were told to contact police if DeForest got in touch with them.
Burger King Scuffle
Police responded Thursday afternoon to a report of a disturbance at the Burger King restaurant at 815 E.G. Miles Parkway.
Upon arrival, the responding officer spoke with the restaurant’s manager on duty, who said an employee had assaulted her during a meeting.
According to the manager, she was meeting with several employees in the kitchen when one of them became irate. The employee allegedly grabbed her by the shirt and attempted to drag her out of the restaurant. The manager suffered lacerations to her chest where she was allegedly grabbed. By the time police arrived, however, the employee had left the scene.
The suspect later came to Hinesville Police headquarters to tell her side of the story. According to her, during the meeting the manager had publicly raised the issue of her having had two miscarriages. The employee told police the comments infuriated her and she told the manager to stay out of her business, whereupon the manager started waving a finger in her face. At that point, she said, she grabbed the manager by the shirt to try to bring her outside to fight. Other employees broke up the altercation.
The employee was told that the manager did not want her back on the property.
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