Being in the vacuum business for a long time, Rusty Jones, owner of Jones Vacuum Center in Walterboro South Carolina, thought he had seen and heard it all when it comes to vacuum cleaners. But when he heard that vacuum cleaners were considered “dangerous weapons” he didn’t believe it until he saw these recent news stories siting vacuum cleaners as dangerous weapons in police reports. If you’re considering purchasing a new vacuum cleaner in South Carolina’s Low Country make sure to visit Jones Vacuum Center. Owner, Rusty Jones always gives detailed instructions on how to use your new equipment prior to leaving the store. If the following people would have shopped at Jones Vacuum, they might not have found themselves on the wrong end of the law:
North Attleboro man accused of assault after allegedly throwing vacuum cleaner at wife
Posted: Wednesday, May 27, 2015 2:39 pm | Updated: 9:12 am, Thu May 28, 2015.
BY RICK FOSTER SUN CHRONICLE STAFF
NORTH ATTLEBORO — A local man is facing assault charges for allegedly throwing a vacuum cleaner at his wife during an argument.
Dennis G. McCarthy, 64, of 134 Commonwealth Ave., North Attleboro, was charged with domestic assault and battery and assault and battery with a dangerous weapon following the alleged incident at his home on Tuesday. McCarthy was released following his arraignment Wednesday in Attleboro District Court.
Police were called to the home about 10:20 p.m. Tuesday and informed that the suspect had thrown a vacuum at his wife, grazing her head, as well as breaking glass items around the house. However, at his arraignment, McCarthy’s wife said through a lawyer he would be welcome to return home.
McCarthy was released on personal recognizance and his case continued to July 20.
Police: Harrisburg councilwoman hit man with vacuum cleaner extension
By Amanda Peterson Published: June 4, 2015, 12:30 pm
Police say Harrisburg City Councilwoman Sandra Reid was charged for hitting someone in the face with a vacuum cleaner in Clayton County, Georgia.
Last week abc27 reported Reid was charged with simple battery for an incident in Georgia.
According to a friend of Reid’s, she was in Georgia for a graduation ceremony and the incident happened during a family gathering and involved a deeply personal matter.
Police released their report Thursday morning which says Reid hit someone in the face with a vacuum cleaner extension after a verbal altercation.
Reid was released from jail on $3,000 bond.
Man accused of assaulting dad with vacuum cleaner
Jermaine L. Boose, 21, is charged with felonious assault in connection with a June 4 incident at his family’s home at 2381 Rolling Green near Weiss and Center.
Boose’s arrest warrant alleges he assaulted his father, 50-year-old Jerry Boose, with a vacuum cleaner. The assault charge also is known as assault with a dangerous weapon.
Saginaw County Chief Assistant Prosecutor Christopher Boyd said Jermaine Boose and his father were having an argument about the son violating his probation. The father told his son to leave the home, and as Jermaine Boose exited, he grabbed the vacuum cleaner that was near the door and hit his father with it, Boyd said.
Felonious assault carries a maximum penalty of four years in prison. Boose also faces a misdemeanor count of domestic violence.
In arraigning Boose on Monday, June 8, Saginaw County District Judge M. Randall Jurrens entered a not guilty plea on his behalf and ordered him held on a $5,000 or 10 percent bond.
Boose remains free after posting the bond and is scheduled for a June 24 preliminary hearing before Jurrens.
If you ever find yourself in doubt about the proper use of your vacuum cleaner, please visit us at Jones Vacuum Center in Walterboro. It may just keep you from going to jail.