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Man arrested for assaulting wife, daughter

Posted: June 13, 2012 - 11:35am  |  Updated: June 13, 2012 - 5:09pm
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Darrell Wade Foster, 50, of Dowling Drive in Martinez, was charged with two counts of simple battery late Tuesday, June 12, 2012, for assaulting his wife and daughter during an argument.  Columbia County Sheriff's Office
Columbia County Sheriff's Office
HAND OUT Darrell Wade Foster, 50, of Dowling Drive in Martinez, was charged with two counts of simple battery late Tuesday, June 12, 2012, for assaulting his wife and daughter during an argument.

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Authorities recently arrested a Martinez man accused of beating his wife and daughter.

Late Tuesday, Darrell Wade Foster, 50, of Dowling Drive, was charged with two counts of simple battery.

Foster’s wife called deputies from a neighbor’s home just before 11 p.m. claiming an argument with her husband turned physical and he assaulted her.

The woman said she was sitting on the sofa when she and Foster began arguing over marital issues. When he became upset, the woman said Foster grabbed a hand gun, loaded it and tried to give it to his wife, according to a Columbia County Sheriff’s Office incident report. When she refused to touch the gun, Foster put it away.

Foster then slapped his wife’s leg. When she said not to touch her, she said Foster yanked her by the hair and pushed her down on the sofa, according to the report. The couple’s 19-year-old daughter walked in and told Foster to stop. Her mother went into the kitchen.

Foster followed his wife into the kitchen, grabbed her hair and threw her to the floor. He then pushed her face into the floor and dragged her around by her hair, according to the report. The couple’s daughter tried to push Foster away, but he shoved her across the kitchen and onto the floor.

The woman said she grabbed her purse and she and her daughter ran outside . Foster chased them into a neighbor’s yard, where he pushed his wife to the ground again, according to the report. Foster snatched her purse, then went back inside.

The women went into a neighbor’s home, where they called deputies.

Foster admitted he was angry over marital issues and hit his wife’s leg. He said he was defending himself against his wife and daughter.

Deputies saw red marks on the woman’s hands and arms and marks on Foster’s face, according to the report.

Foster was arrested and charged. He was released from the Columbia County Detention Center early Wednesday after posting a $3,200 bond, according to jailers.

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Comments (4)

Just My Opinion

Darrell Foster, you're a real

Darrell Foster, you're a real big "man", aren't you? Pushing around and hitting on a couple of woman? If you were so anygry, you should've just gotten up and left the house. And what were you trying to prove or do with the loaded gun? I'm thinking you were trying to get her to hold it for the fingerprints, and then you'd have an "excuse" to knock the crud out of her, claiming self-defense! I hope all your family and friends see this. But...but...to be completely honest and fair here....there are 2 sides to every story and sometimes what we read in the paper is NOT the way it truly is. But it sure sounds like it here, especially with you owning up to hitting her and there being an eyewitness. I guess the court will handle it and I hope justice prevails.

Fiat_Lux

Some lawyers...

are about to get a payday.

What is it that people can't just walk away before it gets physical? It's like the Boomers are the last generation to have a clue about how to act in relationships, and even the Boomers aren't all that great at it.

itsanotherday1

I second

I second the two above opinions. I had a bit of a short fuse when I was younger, and sometimes wanted chew nails and spit bullets, but I never had the urge to physically abuse my wife.

belle

news?

This type thing happens every day and many people end up in the Jail Report for it but why does this one warrant an article and such explicit details?

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