Jackson County has warrants for Texan on charge of assaulting woman

The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office has issued warrants for the arrest of a Texan who is accused of a violent assault on a 32-year-old woman.

The suspect, Ronnie Billings, is wanted for aggravated assault, cruelty to children, trespassing, and interference with a 911 call, according to Sheriff’s Capt. Rich Lott.

Authorities believe the 47-year-old man may have gone back to Texas, because he moved into the woman’s home on Commerce Road two weeks earlier after coming to Georgia, according to the report. Details of how the woman met Billings were unavailable.

The suspect is driving a black Mercury Sable with a Texas license plate, deputies said.

The assault occurred about 7:40 a.m. last Sunday when the woman said Billings woke her, deputies said.

He was irate and told her it was time to get up and when she did, he tackled her “like in football,” according to the report.

He then began punching her the face, breaking the frames and lens on her glasses, then he began choking her before slamming her head into the floor, deputies said.

The woman’s young son was watching as she tried to call 911 and Billings knocked the phone from her hand, then he pushed the boy, deputies said.

When an officer arrived, the woman was already on a stretcher being treated by medics for her wounds, but the deputy observed the redness on her neck, and bruising to her head and face. She also told the officer she had pain in her shoulder, neck and head.

The woman was treated at Athens Regional Medical Center.

Anyone with information on Billings can call the tip line at (706) 367-3784 or the main office at (706) 367-8718.