Old friend re­port­edly at­tacks woman

The Covington News - - CRIME - DANIELLE EVER­SON de­v­er­son@cov­news.com

A woman re­ported that she was at­tacked by an old friend Sun­day in the park­ing lot at Mer­ry­vale As­sisted Liv­ing.

Ac­cord­ing to a re­port from the New­ton County Sher­iff’s Of­fice, a deputy re­sponded around 9 p.m. to a call about a fight at the as­sisted liv­ing fa­cil­ity in Ox­ford.

Deputy Feli­cia Jef­fer­son said a woman, 47, told the deputy that while walk­ing to her ve- hi­cle, she saw an old friend of hers, later iden­ti­fied as 51-yearold Arthur Brown, 51, of Cony­ers. Brown re­port­edly ap­proached the woman and asked her to take him some­where, but she told him “no” and to leave her alone, Jef­fer­son said.

“When she tried to get in her ve­hi­cle, he started strik­ing her in her face area. Then he told her he would kill her. The vic­tim then stated that an­other co-worker came out­side and the sub­ject took off run­ning,” she said.

Brown was sub­se­quently lo­cated and ar­rested. Jef­fer­son said he was charged with ter­ror­is­tic threats and bat­tery.

A fam­ily’s re­fusal to pick up a friend re­port­edly led to a bout of vi­o­lence last Fri­day.

A re­port from the New­ton County Sher­iff’s Of­fice said a deputy re­sponded to a home on Avon­lea Drive just be­fore 10 p.m. Jan. 3 in ref­er­ence to a fam­ily fight. Upon ar­rival, the deputy found Taurus Mitchell, 20, in the front yard.

Deputy Feli­cia Jef­fer­son said Mitchell and a friend had been in the yard of an­other res­i­dence all day. She said Mitchell’s mother, ju­ve­nile sis­ter and grand­mother came to pick him up, but left be­hind his friend, who was not iden­ti­fied in the re­port.

“Upon re­turn­ing home, the sub­ject jumped out of the car and started grab­bing rocks and bricks. He be­gan throw­ing them at the car that they were in, the other car in the yard and the win­dows in the front of the house,” Jef­fer­son said.

Jef­fer­son said Mitchell’s mother got out of the car and tried to stop him, but Mitchell pushed her to the ground.

“The vic­tim then ran in the house to call 911, while the sub­ject con­tin­ued to break win­dows out of the ve­hi­cles and the home,” Jef­fer­son said.

Mitchell was ar­rested and faces charges in­clud­ing crim­i­nal dam­age to prop­erty; sim­ple bat­tery; and cru­elty to chil­dren.

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