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Man bails out to escape beating

^ Joseph Heathcoat and Candy Kerklin ^ Joseph Heathcoat and Candy Kerklin

February 20, 2003

ASHBURN - A Florida man is in the Turner County Jail for attacking two people riding in a car with him.

Joseph Heathcoat caught a ride to Tennessee with Candy Kerklin, and her husband of two weeks, James. She was driving and when they got to Turner County on I-75, the men started fighting.

Police say James Kerklin beat his wife as well.

Heathcoat ended up jumping out of the moving car. James Kirkland is charged with two counts of battery.

posted at 6:12 p.m. by dave.d'marko@walb.com