Lady sought by deputies for beating husband with can of food captured

Carlita Susan Lamb

Shortly after Gordon County Sheriff Mitch Ralston issued a lookout for a woman accused of beating her husband over the weekend, deputies apprehended her at the same Spring Valley residence she fled from.

According to Ralston, at about 2:45 a.m. on Saturday morning, Dec. 3, deputy sheriffs were dispatched to a private residence in Spring Valley neighborhood near Calhoun in response to a report of a domestic disturbance involving a serious injury.

The responding deputies met with the victim, who’d suffered a laceration to the back of his head. The victim told deputies that he and his wife were watching television when she became upset over his choice of programming and that after drinking a quantity of beer, his wife hit him a number of times, overturned him from his wheelchair and beat him in the back of his head with a full can of food.

The wife, identified as Carlita Susan Lamb, fled the scene before the arrival of deputies.

The victim was transported by ambulance to Gordon Hospital and a warrant was issued charging Carlita Lamb with Aggravated Assault (Family Violence Act).

Shortly after publishing the story online Monday afternoon, Dec. 5 , the Calhoun Times received an anonymous call, stating that Lamb had returned to the residence she had fled from and was currently at the home.

The Calhoun Times immediately called Chief Deputy Sheriff Robert Paris and reported the call. Deputies arrived at the Spring Valley home within minutes and apprehended Lamb.

As of press time Tuesday, Lamb was incarcerated and charged with aggravated assault-Family Violence Act.