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Battery, confinement charges filed

Friday, May 22, 2009

James B. Atkinson
An investigation into an alleged domestic dispute Sunday evening at a Clay County residence led to formal charges filed against a Brazil man Wednesday.

According to information in a probable cause affidavit on file at the Clay County Courthouse, members of the Clay County Sheriff's Department responded to a 911 call by a passing motorist reporting a fight between and man and woman at an undisclosed residence on east United States 40 around 5:30 p.m.

When the responding officer arrived, the female victim reported she and James B. Atkinson, 40, Brazil, had gotten into a dispute over money. She alleged that he hit and threatened her with a knife during a physical altercation that took place in her car.

She also claimed Atkinson damaged her car keys/fob and vehicle in an attempt to keep her from leaving.

Later, when questioned about the incident, Atkinson became agitated while denying the accusations and was ultimately taken into custody and booked into the Clay County Justice Center around 10 p.m.

Appearing via video conferencing before Judge J. Blaine Akers in Clay Superior Court Wednesday, Atkinson was formally charged with class B felony criminal confinement, class C felony intimidation, class A misdemeanor domestic battery and class B misdemeanor criminal mischief.

Akers set a $15,000 cash bond (10 percent allowed), ordered Atkinson have no contact with the victim and tentatively set a jury trial in the matter for Aug. 3.

Jail personnel confirmed Atkinson bonded out later that day to await further court proceedings in the matter.

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WOW your must be so proud every woman's gonna wanna know who you are so they can hide their money, keys and RUN

-- Posted by Dyna1 on Sat, May 23, 2009, at 8:23 AM

It does seem like a lot of women are attracted to men like him.

-- Posted by th1953 on Sat, May 23, 2009, at 3:38 PM

Yea thats sad but true but usually they are lonely insecure women that have not realized their self worth yet

-- Posted by Dyna1 on Sat, May 23, 2009, at 8:37 PM

He use to be a really nice guy. Guess he took a turn for the worse

-- Posted by sassypants on Tue, May 26, 2009, at 11:10 AM

It is really a shame that he has been tagged as the bad guy. It takes two to fight, and if the whole truth was known, maybe two people would have been taken to jail. Brian is and has always been a calm, good hearted person. Some people have a way of bringing out the worst in a person!

-- Posted by lifelongbrazilresident on Fri, May 29, 2009, at 12:54 AM

I think it's pretty sad when people always assume the worst in a situation. No one can judge Brian based on here say stories of the "victim." Does anyone know the history of either one of these people? The victim could just as well be at fault here, people! Who knows what really happened and unless you do, it might be a good idea to drop your assumptions and judgements.

-- Posted by kdaf630 on Sat, Jun 20, 2009, at 10:06 AM

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