Brother of con­victed mur­derer charged for bat­tery

The Covington News - - Local - AM­BER PITTMAN Staff Re­porter

Po­lice ar­rested Ja­mar­cus Prid­gett, the younger brother of con­victed mur­derer Ja­maal Prid­gett, late Fri­day morn­ing, af­ter he re­port­edly tied up and as­saulted his girl­friend.

Prid­gett’s mother was the one who wit­nessed the in­ci­dent and called 911. She al­legedly told of­fi­cers that her son had been “act­ing up” all morn­ing. At one point, Prid­gett’s mother said her son had come into her room ask­ing for a cig­a­rette and when she told him she didn’t have one he asked for her car keys. She told him she would get them for him later and in­stead of wait­ing, he reached into her purse and took the keys.

When she con­fronted her son about go­ing into her purse and her car with­out per­mis­sion, Prid­gett’s mother re­port­edly told of­fi­cers that her son shoved her and cursed and yelled at her be­fore head­ing into the house and be­gin­ning to ar­gue with his girl­friend.

Ac­cord­ing to re­ports, Prid­gett’s mother told of­fi­cers she saw her son grab his girl­friend by the hair and drag her into a be­d­room. She said she heard the girl scream­ing at Prid­gett to “stop chok­ing her and to let her go.”

As of­fi­cers spoke with his mother, Prid­gett was al­legedly stand­ing in the liv­ing room and “con­tin­u­ously act­ing an­gry and try­ing to in­ter­rupt his mother while she was ex­plain­ing the in­ci­dent.” When they opened the be­d­room door they found Prid­gett’s girl­friend ly­ing on the bed not wear­ing a shirt.

Prid­gett was ar­rested and charged with bat­tery un­der the Fam­ily Vi­o­lence Act and false im­pris­on­ment.

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