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Dispute over cellphone leads to roommate being arrested for assault

Release Date: January 9, 2019

19-1627

 

On January 8, 2019 at approximately 7:30 p.m. the accused began arguing with the victim (roommate) in their west end residence. The argument over ownership of a cellphone escalated and the accused assaulted the victim, by pushing her and then grabbing her arm and refusing to let go. When the victim managed to break free she retreated to her children’s bedroom, locked the door and called police.

 

The accused was arrested and transported to police headquarters where he was held to attend a bail hearing the following day.

 

A 28-old local man was charged with assault