By Patrick Ellis / Demopolis Times Writer

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, June 29, 2004

EUTAW-“Love Don’t Cost A Thing” or so a Eutaw resident thought after splitting with his girlfriend, but it cost him dearly in the end including a pack of neck bones, his apartment, and a trip to the hospital.

Greene County Sheriff Johnny Isaac said Garry Allen, 59, of Eutaw reported a theft of property at 8 a.m. on Sunday, June 27 at his residence, Apartment 16 in Sanders&Black Apartments in Eutaw. Allen reported that his ex-girlfriend Glenda Faye McGee, 35, of Eutaw stole his blue&white Styrofoam cooler, two packs of beef wieners, 1 pack of neck bones, and 1 pack of beef bologna, he said.

“She stole this food from him, but it only got worse for Allen,” Isaac said.

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Allen called the Sheriff’s Office this time, along with the Eutaw Fire Department, as he reported arson to his apartment by his ex-girlfriend, he said. McGee came into the apartment and started two fires, one on the loveseat and one on the bed, then waited for the fire department to arrive.

“The Eutaw Fire Department arrived on the scene and was able to extinguish the fire before too much damage occurred to the apartment,” Isaac said.

The bed and the loveseat were badly burned, but there was little damage to the walls of the apartment from the blaze, he said. McGee is currently in jail facing charges of criminal trespass first degree and arson, but wait there’s more.

It was reported that McGee also attacked Allen with a butcher’s knife later that before in which he received many different stab wounds to his body, he said. She was later arrested by the Eutaw Police Department after Allen was transported to the hospital to receive care for his wounds.

Eutaw Police Chief Reginald Spencer was contacted for his comments, but didn’t return the phone call due to being in a meeting.