The following arrest information was supplied by the Bartow County Sheriff's Office. It does not indicate a conviction.
A fight over dinner preparation between a man’s wife and girlfriend — both of whom live at the same Cartersville address — ended in police involvement this week.
The Barrow County Sheriff’s Office responded to a battery-in-progress call on Feb. 17 at an apartment on Paige Street, where the deputy found spaghetti all over the kitchen and the two women.
According to the incident report, the wife was making spaghetti for her children while the girlfriend was at the kitchen sink seasoning fish.
When the spaghetti was ready to be drained, the wife said the girlfriend did not let her do it in the sink. But when the pot started boiling over, she said she started draining the food in the corner of the sink that did not have the fish in it, according to the incident report.
The girlfriend became angry and grabbed the pot, causing the contents to spill. In the scuffle, the girlfriend allegedly grabbed the other woman by the back of the head and began punching her.
The girlfriend admitted to hitting the woman, but only after being pushed in the back first. She claimed the wife tried to pour spaghetti onto the fish, and she asked her twice to stop. She said she tried to walk out of the kitchen when the wife pushed her in the back, provoking the punches.
In the report, the deputy wrote:
“I observed spaghetti noodle and sauce in the sink, on the counter around the kitchen sink and on the floor in front of the kitchen sink,” and there was sauce on the front of both womens’ shirts.
The wife, Jacqueline Belinda Floyd, was considered the aggressor and charged with simple battery, according to the incident report.