Missing person report results in two arrests


A July 1 call to police in Peachtree City about a missing person led to the arrest of the caller on a Florida warrant for cocaine possession and the arrest of her “missing” boyfriend at their residence on a warrant for aggravated assault in a January incident when he “strangled” her in a vehicle.

Jessie A. Hernandez, 31, of Wynnmeade Parkway, was arrested on charges of aggravated assault from a warrant issued earlier in the year based on an incident from Jan. 1, according to Peachtree City Police reports.

Virginia L. Onze, 26, of Wynnmeade Parkway, was arrested on a warrant out of Florida for cocaine possession, according to police reports.

Peachtree City police reports for July 1 said officers responded to a restaurant in the Kedron Village Shopping Center in reference to a missing person call. Officers spoke with Onze and another woman and were told that Onze’s boyfriend, Jessie Hernandez, was missing.

Onze told officers Hernandez went to a grocery store at 5:15 p.m. and had not returned when she called to report him missing just over an hour later, reports said.

Officers located Hernandez at home and placed him under arrest based on a warrant for aggravated assault.

Onze was also arrested on a Florida warrant for cocaine possession.

Peachtree City Police Department spokesman Mark Brown said the charge of aggravated assault against Hernandez centered on a Jan. 1 incident where he reportedly strangled Onze in a vehicle while they were on the way home.

Asked if Onze was impaired or lost consciousness relating to the incident or the length of time Hernandez had his hand around Onze’s throat, Brown said that information could not be released.

Brown added that the Jan. 1 report did not indicate if medics were called to the scene.