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Martinez man faces assault, animal charges

Friday, Aug 9, 2013 10:38 AM
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ATHENS, Ga. — Athens-Clarke police arrested a man on Thursday on charges of assaulting his girlfriend with a knife at her Athens apartment and throwing her kitten against a wall.

Austin Todd Bacheller  MNS
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Austin Todd Bacheller

The woman told police that Austin Todd Bacheller actually assaulted her twice this week that but she did not report it until about 5:30 a.m. Wednesday after he flew into a drunken rage, punched furniture and stabbed a wall with scissors.

The woman told officers that during an argument hours earlier, Bacheller, 24, had thrown her to the ground and stomped her.

“She also stated that during that argument (Bacheller) had taken her kitten and threw it against the wall,” police said.

The jail listed his home address as Martinez.

An officer asked whether there had been previous incidents. She said that on Monday she and Bacheller were in bed when he used a steak knife to stab the mattress, police said. She said she was afraid she might get stabbed but didn’t call police out of fear that would make him more violent.

Bacheller reportedly was drunk during the earlier incident, too, police said.

On Wednesday morning, the woman told officers she feared Bacheller might post explicit videos of themselves online to retaliate.

After the most recent altercation, Bacheller left her Waddell Street home on foot.

Bacheller was booked into the Clarke County jail on warrants charging him with aggravated assault, animal cruelty and criminal damage to property.

Bacheller has been arrested by various agencies since he was 18 on charges that include battery and DUI. He has been convicted on a marijuana possession charge in Athens-Clarke County State Court, where he currently has a DUI charge pending.

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Farmboy
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Farmboy 08/09/13 - 11:59 am
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Heaven help the boy..

Whoever does something like this to my little girl. Heaven help you.

Red Headed Step Child
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Red Headed Step Child 08/09/13 - 12:23 pm
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Let's just hope she doesn't

Let's just hope she doesn't stay with this guy...leopards don't change their spots!

Marinerman1
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Marinerman1 08/09/13 - 12:40 pm
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At First

@ first I thought that he should be thrown against a wall, but I think he is more of a "push down a dark stairwell" sort of guy. Bet his parents are so proud of their little man... The neck ink just adds to the total package.

corgimom
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corgimom 08/09/13 - 01:14 pm
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I hope this woman gets far,

I hope this woman gets far, far away from him before he kills her. Because that's what is next.

But with a record like his, what on Earth is wrong with her, that she would take up with somebody like that?

Farmboy
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Farmboy 08/09/13 - 01:18 pm
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@corgimom

Some of them like bad boys. It's a bad idea.

spirit
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spirit 08/09/13 - 01:23 pm
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Her Dad needs to teach her

Her Dad needs to teach her like mine did . Get an Equalizer .

spirit
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spirit 08/09/13 - 01:29 pm
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corgimom You don't choose a

corgimom You don't choose a man like that. They start out being charming, they tell you everything you want to hear and they sux you in, than the abuse starts, first its mental and they have you convinced you can't make it without them.They threaten you with things like he did saying they will post pictures, or videos, than the physical starts, sometimes even the strongest of people have a hard time walking away .Who knows what kind of support system she has, and often you are so ashamed you don't want people to know.

csrareader
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csrareader 08/09/13 - 01:29 pm
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Google his arrest record.

Google his arrest record. This isn't his first rodeo behind bars.

Marinerman1
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Marinerman1 08/09/13 - 01:32 pm
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@Spirit

You mean two brothers -- Smith and Wesson? Or maybe a pet named Colt.

countyman
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countyman 08/09/13 - 01:37 pm
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Why is a crime in Athens

Why is a crime in Athens considered newsworthy due to his address? What about the daily crime in Columbia County?

Dixieman
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Dixieman 08/09/13 - 01:58 pm
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Smear him with milk and lock him in an iron box

with 10 hungry kittens who have not eaten for a week.
If he did this to my daughter....

corgimom
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corgimom 08/09/13 - 02:06 pm
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spirit, she Googled him.

spirit, she Googled him. Everybody does, now. She knew what she was getting into. He has an extensive arrest record.

She needs help as much as he does. Maybe even more.

corgimom
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corgimom 08/09/13 - 02:14 pm
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Ok, here's my personal

Ok, here's my personal soapbox for today.

There seems to be, in the younger generation (my, I'm a old fogey) a tolerance for criminal behavior that wasn't there in years past. There's now an attitude of "Only God can judge", "we all make mistakes", "Oh, he's just a kid (talking about GROWN MEN, ADULTS) and excusing all sorts of criminal, antisocial behavior.

"Oh, you don't know what he's going through" (HUH???), "Oh, he's family, we support him no matter what" and all of the other nonsense that seems to be the norm today.

Teachers are no longer allowed to tell children that they are misbehaving, they will be accused of picking on a child. Children are spoiled and indulged and undisciplined, and they grow up to be spoiled, indulged, and undisciplined adults.

Parents used to have no problem telling their children "He's bad news, stay away from him" and "You aren't hanging out with bad people" and, for girls and women, "If I say you aren't dating him, then you aren't dating him." Parents used to tell their daughters, "That man is trash, you are not to see him again" and the daughters would listen. They taught their daughters to choose carefully and if they didn't, bad things would happen.

Using drugs, drinking, and getting arrested now seems to be ok. And then these women take up with these antisocial LOSERS, and then wonder why it all blows up on them.

WHY???

corgimom
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corgimom 08/09/13 - 02:18 pm
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And then these DUMB girls

And then these DUMB girls make sex videos of themselves and think that's ok, too?

How did we raise such a STUPID, BRAINLESS generation of women?

rmwhitley
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rmwhitley 08/09/13 - 02:20 pm
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bacheller needs
Unpublished

to stay that way until he's released to the wild to face a ferocious cat. Some bleeding heart tree lover will believe he is just misunderstood and should be given a fifteenth or twentieth chance.

jdsgirl63
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jdsgirl63 08/09/13 - 02:47 pm
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Why attack the victim?

She made a bad choice with this bum, she shouldn't be attacked for it.

I didn't read anywhere in the article that she Googled him previously to dating him, maybe that was posted elsewhere. If she did and still dated him, shame on her.

Spirit is spot on with his/her assessment of how many battered women end up that way, they don't look at a guy and think 'oh wow, he's a total creep, if I'm lucky he'll probably beat the heck out of me and rob me of my self esteem and all dignity'. Whoever gave Spirit a thumbs down has never walked in the shoes of a battered woman, child or man (yep, it happens to men too). Shame on you for being so uncaring.

I wish this young lady good luck and I hope she gets the mental health assistance she will need to move forward with her life to have sound, healthy relationships in the future.

As for the man, he's not going to change his ways without serious intervention and jail will only make him worse, it will not teach him anything other than to blame his victim for putting him there. He should be placed under a rock and forgotten.

dichotomy
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dichotomy 08/09/13 - 02:51 pm
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"How did we raise such a

"How did we raise such a STUPID, BRAINLESS generation of women?"

I don't know....but we seem to have perfected the process.

As for the guy.....put him down like the sick puppy he is. Nobody would miss him except MAYBE his parent(s) and they would be better off in the long run. I'm sure he has been a financial drain trying to keep his spoiled little butt out of jail. Oh yeh, and GET HIM A HAIRCUT AND SHAVE. I've mopped floors with better looking things. Maybe they will shave his head in jail. Maybe his cell mates will teach him to not beat up on a woman. One can hope. I figure our judicial system won't do anything significant to him. It hasn't so far.

urright
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urright 08/09/13 - 03:04 pm
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Most importantly--

what happened to the kitten?!?

Little Lamb
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Little Lamb 08/09/13 - 04:53 pm
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Kitten

It has eight lives left.

nocnoc
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nocnoc 08/09/13 - 05:33 pm
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Take a long hard look at this person

I understand private and Arm Tat's.
But getting this ink job, has eliminated him from so many employment opportunities just on sight.

If the abuse story proves true,
I hope the young lady seeks consulting to learn and avoid hooking up with this type of person ever again.

If I were the judge I'd sentence him to jail naturally, but also tattoo removal of the neck, face and eyelids.

nocnoc
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nocnoc 08/09/13 - 05:48 pm
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Our Thumbs Down Troll

Look over the comments to get idea what he disagrees or likes if you will. Scary to think a person against so many civil, moral, proper conduct in public issues.

Like the old saying, if you not for it and vote against it, its because you do it.

Based on Votes so far he supports:
Abuse of women,
Supports the guys abuse of animals,
Does not like the idea of fathers protecting their little girls,
Does not think the girl should get away from the guy,
Does not support the girl defending herself,
Does not support Googleing Arrest records to avoid nut jobs,
He like girls making Sex video of themselves

and he moved on between 2:18 and 2:47pm from this thread too....

More later...

Athensgirl
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Athensgirl 08/09/13 - 05:54 pm
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The girls a druggy

I know this girl first hand, and know for a matter of fact she is a druggy and will sleep with anyone for drugs. Can't always judge by the story what really is going on. Not that what he may have done is okay, but there is always two sides to a story and she obviously knows who she was surrounding herself with. She's the girl that will do anything for drugs and sleeps with anyone for them.

nocnoc
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nocnoc 08/09/13 - 07:17 pm
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AthensGirl

From what you said "...know her 1st hand"
"...sleep with anyone for drugs "

You peak my interest of your knowledge of the area.
An a lot of questions about UGA/Athens drug scene and what things get sweep under the rug to protect the image.

Have any such comments?

itsanotherday1
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itsanotherday1 08/09/13 - 07:37 pm
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Corgimom has my vote

for the best summation. This guy is a world class loser, but she took up with him.

JRC2024
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JRC2024 08/09/13 - 10:39 pm
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What a dumb looking hoodlum.

What a dumb looking hoodlum.

LillyfromtheMills
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LillyfromtheMills 08/09/13 - 11:24 pm
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Come back

Athensgirl

KSL
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KSL 08/10/13 - 04:24 am
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This girl is not the sharpest

This girl is not the sharpest knife in the drawer herself. She should be locked up for stupidity.

KSL
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KSL 08/10/13 - 04:27 am
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Neither should be allowed to

Neither should be allowed to procreate or vote!

nocnoc
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nocnoc 08/10/13 - 07:21 am
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KSL - Locked up for Being Stupid

Think of all the mental facilities we would have to build?

But then the bright side is Imagine a world without Touchy-feeley hug a tree, save the Snail Darter or live in a tree to protect the tree spirit types, or the new nut jobs group that is trying to get animals emancipated for voting (democrat naturally)? ☺

CobaltGeorge
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CobaltGeorge 08/10/13 - 08:00 am
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Good

comments corgimom.

I think our TROLL has also got a mental problem. It's a good thing that he/she doesn't have the capability to stab our avatars.

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