A St. George, GA man was named in a criminal complaint for battery and disturbing the peace at the St. Mary’s River boat landing on Steel Bridge Rd. the afternoon of Father’s Day after he accosted an ex-girlfriend and attempted to snatch her young son who he believes is his.
Melissa Branch, 25, of Glen St. Mary and two witnesses told Deputy Robert Simpkins that Andrew Perry, 26, confronted her, took her son into his arms and said he was leaving with the child. When she resisted, he allegedly grabbed her by the arm and spun her around when the witnesses intervened.
Ms. Branch told the officer that a DNA test determined Mr. Perry was not the father of the child and he refuses to believe it, insisting he wanted to visit “his son” on Father’s Day.
The witnesses also claimed Mr. Perry was loudly abusive and spouted profanities in the presence of other persons in the vicinity.