Man accused in domestic violence incident arrested after almost 12-hour search
by Lindsay Field
June 14, 2013 12:25 AM | 4545 views | 4 4 comments | 34 34 recommendations | email to a friend | print
John Facchinetti
John Facchinetti
MARIETTA — After an almost 12-hour search, the Cobb County Sheriff’s Office found a Marietta man with a police dog’s help and arrested him after he reportedly assaulted family members in their east Cobb house.

John Michael Facchinetti, 29, was arrested about 12:30 p.m. on charges of aggravated assault, false imprisonment, terrorist threats, simple battery, family violence, criminal trespass damage, theft by taking and 911 obstruction.

According to the warrant, Facchinetti assaulted three of his family members at their home in the 4500 block of Hampton Woods Drive about 10 p.m. Wednesday. The home is in the Indian Hills subdivision off Roswell Road in east Cobb.

He is accused of shattering a glass over the top of his wife’s head causing small cuts and swelling to her head to the point that she lost consciousness.

Facchinetti allegedly also hit his wife with a standing fan, threw her cellphone and home phone out into the yard so she couldn’t call 911 and forced her into a bedroom while punching her.

There also was reportedly a man in the home who Facchinetti is accused of threatening to kill by hitting him in the face, pushing him to the ground twice, stomping on his head and kicking him.

Another woman in the house, who was described as 65 or older, was also hit in the arms when she attempted to stop Facchinetti from attacking his wife. She also was thrown to the ground twice.

Two windows in the home were broken during the assault after the older woman was pushed into them twice and the back door of the house was damaged.

When he left the house he allegedly took a purse containing $40 in cash, debit and credit cards and a driver’s license.

The Cobb County Sheriff’s Office Fugitive Unit arrested Facchinetti after he reportedly left the scene on foot.

With the help of a police dog named Doc, deputies were directed to Facchinetti’s location about 5 miles from where the incident occurred in east Cobb.

He was arrested at a home off Colony Drive and remains in the Cobb County jail without bond.

Officer Mike Bowman with Cobb Police declined to comment on the incident.

The condition of the victims is unknown.

Chief Deputy Milton Beck with the Sheriff’s Office said that, according to jail records, Facchinetti has been arrested several times since 2002.

According to Cobb County Superior Clerk of Court records, Facchinetti was arrested in February on multiple charges, including driving under the influence, driving with a suspended license, reckless driving, disregarding a stop sign, speeding and improper lane change.
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June 15, 2013

Never lay a finger on someone's ButterFinger without permission.
So Long John
June 14, 2013
Sounds like a divorce is in order.
Court system fails
June 14, 2013
Once again we have a person who has been arrested multiple times yet he is out on the streets. Our court system is an epic failure!
Lost hope
June 15, 2013
The use of "epic fail" by anyone, let alone an adult, is equally disheartening
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