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Threats lead to charges against ex-husband


News Staff Writer

An Atmore man remained in the Escambia County Detention Center March 7, charged with making threats to his ex-wife and trying to break into her house during an ongoing dispute.
Due to restrictions on accepting non-violent inmates at the county jail due to the COVID pandemic, 45-year-old Quentin Roosevelt Hands was issued a summons after a February 18 incident. He was physically arrested and processed into the ECDC on March 3.
According to police reports, a woman reported to police on February 18 that her ex-husband (Hands) was “trying to pry open the front door” of her house and “about to come inside.”
When the woman’s children alerted their mother, Hands reportedly left the scene. The victim told police Hands had on several occasions threatened to do her harm.
He was later taken into custody and issued a summons on one count each of second-degree domestic violence (stalking) and third-degree domestic violence (trying to enter the house).
His bond amount is not listed on the jail website.