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Suwanee Woman Jailed After Husband, Son Hurt in Domestic Dispute

The incident happened late Saturday. The woman apparently was under influence of alcohol, police say.

A Suwanee woman was arrested on battery and child cruelty charges after a domestic incident that began late Saturday (January 26). Her husband and son, who were both injured, fled the dwelling during the incident, according to police.

Suwanee Police responded to an incident involving Natalie Romrell Hoopes of a Golden Meadow Lane address. She was booked into the Gwinnett Detention Center early Sunday and later released on bond.

The incident report shows that responding officers found the suspect's husband and their eldest son (a juvenile) standing in the front yard of their home. The husband told police that his wife had assaulted him and his son, and that she was inside the residence and upstairs.

The police report said Natalie Hoopes showed evidence of intoxication, and her husband said she was home on a 48-hour pass from an alcohol rehab facility and "(proceeded) to get drunk."

Also, the husband told police that he was concerned because there were "several firearms" to which his wife could gain access.

The husband received minor cuts, scrapes and swelling to his neck and shoulder during a struggle with his wife, who the police report says was interfering with a 911 call. The son received scratches and swelling to his right wrist from his mother while attempting to help his father, records show.

The dispute reportedly happened after the husband told Natalie Hoopes that he wanted a divorce.

Officially, the charges against Hoopes were battery (two counts), interfering with a call for emergency assistance, and child cruelty (third degree).

This information was obtained from Suwanee Police and the Gwinnett County Sheriff's Office. It does not indicate a conviction. Questions should be directed to steve.burns@patch.com.

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Jim Kerr January 29, 2013 at 09:01 PM
What a great role model for her child.

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