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Much of the good work that law enforcement officers do to keep the peace goes unseen. But a recent Bibb County sheriff’s report about an argument over a debit card and $15 cash offered a glimpse of one deputy’s diligence. A man and a woman who live on Roy Avenue in southeast Macon’s Lynmore Estates neighborhood were yelling at each other the night of Oct. 28. The woman, 47, said the man took her money and her card. She wanted it back so she could go on to bed. The man, 54, handed it over and, according to the deputy’s report, “said he was done with the relationship and for the rest of the night he would sleep in his truck so there wouldn’t be anymore issues, and that he would be moving out tomorrow.” That was about 9 p.m. Four hours or so later, the deputy was called back to the house. The man, who seemed drunk, had been beating on a window. The woman said the man “wasn’t sticking to their sleeping arrangement,” the deputy’s report noted. The woman said the guy had been ringing the doorbell and pounding on a window. The man promised to calm down and sleep in his truck. The deputy left but doubled back and parked up the street. It wasn’t long before the deputy saw the man get out of his truck, walk to the front porch and knock and ring the doorbell. Three times he did this, and the last time, sometime after 2 a.m. with the deputy watching, he grabbed the doorknob and shook it “aggressively.” The deputy marched up and took him to jail on a disorderly conduct charge.