BY THE COLUMBUS PACKET
A Lowndes county couple went to the hospital and then to jail after attacking deputies who responded to call at their home Saturday morning. Lowndes County Sheriff’s Office Chief Deputy Marc Miley said that deputies were called to the home of Brittany and James York shortly after 9 a.m. Saturday morning in reference to a disturbance call.
Upon arrival at the home, located at 6129 Highway 182 East, deputies found the front door open and the home in a state of disarray, with clothes and furniture laying all over the house. After an unidentified teen left the residence, officers entered and began a search, eventually making contact with James York.
York was verbally combative with the deputies and then quickly ran from them and locked himself in a room and threatened to kill the deputies. York then began threatening a female behind the door and made a comment in regards to “grabbing his shotgun.”
Deputies immediately called for backup and began a dialogue with Mr. York. He eventually surrendered and emerged from the room nursing what appeared to be a broken arm. The female inside of the room, later identified as Britanny York, refused to leave the room several times before finally emerging, kicking and fighting the deputies on scene.
Both were treated on scene by paramedics from Baptist Memorial Hospital- Golden Triangle for their injuries. James York was transported to BMH-GTR and treated for the broken arm, while his wife declined treatment, despite being secured to a gurney.
Brittany York was placed in a patrol car to be transported to the Lowndes County Adult Detention Center, but immediately began screaming and spitting, eventually maneuvering herself into such a position that she could attempt to kick out the windows of the cruiser. Mrs.York was then transported to BMH-GT for evaluation.
James York was arrested for domestic violence, disobeying a police officer and two counts of felony assault on a police officer. Britanny York was charged with resisting arrest, disorderly conduct and domestic violence. Mrs. York has been arrested several times in recent years in Lowndes County, including resisting arrest, disorderly conduct and methamphetamine-related charges. Her husband has several arrests in Lowndes County earlier in his life, but had only a recent arrest for possession of methamphetamines in February.