One morning late last month, a Lizella woman in her early 70s told Bibb County sheriff’s deputies that her 39-year-old son had been at her house “going on and on since last night.” She also said he had been “talking to himself, being violent, then calm,” and that he would then read his Bible and pray, an incident report of the Sept. 26 encounter noted. “After this,” the report went on, “the cycle would start over” and the son would seem “like he was on drugs again.” The son, however, told the cops that wasn’t the case, that he had been sober for two months and was “a born-again, holy roller, witness of Jehovah,” the sheriff’s report said. The mother led one of the deputies into the house and showed the deputy a hole the son had punched in a wall. She also showed the officer the deck he had torn from the back of her house. The son said, yes, he had done that but that “his mother misunderstood the reasons,” the report noted. The son, who was arrested on property-damage and family violence charges, “began to ramble about his father dying of cancer, filling the house with his ‘death stench,’” the report said. The son, in a “rambling narrative all the way to” jail, also mentioned being “a gangster for Jesus.”
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