By Steve Rogers
A panic alarm at a convenience store cash register has Lowndes County deputies expecting one thing. They found another.
At about 8:40 p.m. Friday, deputies responded to the Shell station at the Highway 82-Highway 45 exit in response to the alarm. When a deputy looked into the store, he saw a man standing near the cash register bleeding. Turns out, a day-long dispute had turned violent.
It landed 43-year-old Patricia Ann Moody of 102 S. Browder St. #75 in jail on aggravated domestic assault charges.
According to Sheriff’s Chief Deputy Marc Miley, Moody and her boyfriend had been arguing much of Friday afternoon. That evening, they drove to Brooksville to pick up a friend. The victim told deputies that as they were driving back, he was sitting in the back seat of her Chevrolet Trail Blazer listening to music when she turned around and slapped him.
The man said he pushed her away toward the front seat. She turned and slashed him with a box cutter. He jumped out of the car and ran to the Shell station to get help. The clerk pushed the panic alarm.
Moody turned herself in to deputies Monday afternoon.