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Woman resists arrest after beating car with bat in Cumming

May 13, 2014

CUMMING, Ga. — A woman beat a man's car with a metal baseball bat and cursed at deputies when they later confronted her, according to a Forsyth County Sheriff's incident report from May 1.

Michelle Hensley, 47, was charged with criminal damage to the second degree, a felony, and two counts of simple battery, misdemeanors. She was taken to Forsyth County Detention Center.

A man in the 7000 block of Pine Court told deputies he was driving home when he saw several dogs standing in the road.

He said he slowed down to avoid the dogs, and then heard a woman screaming at him. He could not hear what she was saying, so he continued to drive home.

He came back outside a few minutes later, and the same woman, Hensley, was allegedly standing on his property with a baseball bat in hand. She accused him of hitting her dog.

She approached him and slapped him the face, and he said he tried to calm her down.

Then she allegedly hit his car with the bat several times before walking home.

He said he followed her in his car to get her address, and she continued to hit his car as she walked.

Deputies later went to her home, but she was not there. They found a bat outside her home that fit the victim's description.

Neighbors who heard the fight confirmed the victim's story, and also agreed the bat they found was the one the woman used.

Deputies again tried to confront the woman but her family said she was not home. Deputies later found her hiding in her room.

She cursed at them and tried to lock herself in her room. Deputies were able to get inside and handcuff her, but not without a struggle.

She continued to curse at deputies after being placed in a patrol car, and kicked the prisoner compartment window while shouting obscenities.

Deputies said she also has a warrant out of Cobb County for battery.

FH 05-14-14