Ever wake up with a start while you are in a deep sleep thinking someone was standing over you? It’s an eerie feeling. I’ve awakened to find my youngest daughter just standing there waiting for me to wake up so she could climb in bed with the wife and I. Occasionally it scares the shit out of me, but it’s usually one of the children or a dream.

Unfortunately for a 20-year-old Canton woman, she awakened about five o’clock this morning with that feeling but it wasn’t a dream. She found 20-year-old Scott Nielson sitting on her bed trying to talk with her.

When the woman told him that he needed to get out of there he got ugly (as if he wasn’t ugly enough already) and started throwing things. When she pushed him he grabbed her around the neck and then ran off. A short time later he returned and started to apologize. That’s when the woman’s father came in to the room and started to struggle with him. 911 was called and Nielson ran off again.

Police in the area set up a perimeter and started searching for Nielson, who had been seen trying to swim across a lake in an attempt to get away from the law. They finally found him hiding in a ditch. When they attempted to get arrest Nielson he fought with police, who are currently holding him on charges of Aggravated Assault, Battery, 3 counts of Felony Obstruction, Misdemeanor Obstruction, Giving a False Name to a Police Offcer and Criminal Tresspasing. They also found a car in a local mobile home park that Nielson had stolen. Once Cherokee County gets finished with this creepy fucker he has outstanding warrants from the city of Holly Springs and Carroll and Dawson Counties as well. I’ll have to see if I can find out what he’s wanted for here in Carroll County. That’s where I live.

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