Athens man arrested second time in three months for family violence involving pork chop

An Athens man arrested three months ago for allegedly assaulting his mother with a pork chop was arrested again early Wednesday for another incident involving his mother and a pork chop, Athens-Clarke County police said.

 

In the initial incident on Feb. 20, Terry Bernard Ball Jr., 29, was eating a pork chop at his mother’s Simmons Street home when he became angry at his mother because she hadn’t gotten cigarettes for him, the 60-year-old woman told police. After throwing the pork chop at his mother, Ball reportedly pushed and head-butted her, according to police.

Ball’s father then jumped on his son and held him down until police arrived. Officers kept a Taser trained on Ball as his father got off of him and he could be placed in handcuffs, according to a police report. Ball’s mother declined to discuss the matter other than to say that her son had been angry at her for not getting him cigarettes.

Ball was arrested for simple battery and also charged with a probation violation. He was released from jail after posting a $3,000 bond, which came with conditions that he have no contact with his mother and stay away from the Simmons Street property.

Ball violated his bond by going to his mother’s house Wednesday. According to police, Ball’s mother called 911 at 2:53 a.m. to report Ball was trying to fight everyone in the home. When police arrived and tried to talk with Ball, his replies did not make much sense, but he did indicate that “they ate his pork chop and now he has to eat noodles,” according to the police report.

Ball was arrested and charged with violating a family violence order, police said

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