UNION — A Union woman ended up in jail Tuesday after she allegedly attacked a man during an argument over money.
Jessie Marie Smith, 30, 225 Long Twelve St., Union, was charged by the Union Public Safety Department with criminal domestic violence.
The incident report stated that an officer was to Smith’s residence just after 2 p.m. Tuesday in reference to a domestic disturbance.
When he arrived, the officer was told by the victim that he’d been assaulted Smith. He said he and Smith had recently been out of state attending her father’s funeral. When they returned home, they discovered their utilities had been cut off. He said the combination of her father’s death and their utilities being turned off seemed to get the better of Smith who for the past couple of days had been hard to get along with.
The victim said that earlier in the day Smith went to the mental health department to seek help and was told they were booked up and could not work her in. He said she was advised by the mental health department to go check herself in at the emergency room on a 72-hour inpatient treatment program. Smith didn’t go to the emergency room.
After she returned home, the victim said he and Smith were discussing their financial situation when she became angry because he’d used the last of their money to get the utilities turned back on. He said she told him she needed that money for her medication. The victim said he told her they needed the utilities back on for their two children.
The victim said Smith then started kicking and scratching him and throwing objects at him. He said she took his glasses off his face and threw them out in the yard. The victim said she then took an electrical panel off the wall and tried to hit with it. He said he then went out to look for his glasses and call the police.
Smith was gone by the time the officer arrived. The victim said she’d left in their car traveling at what he said was a high rate of speed. The officer then called Smith on her cellphone and asked her to return and to talk about the incident. She said she would be back in two minutes.
When she returned, the officer tried to question her about the incident, but Smith became irate, telling the officer to “Just take me to jail. I hit him, and I got the knuckles to prove it.” She was arrested and taken to jail.
The officer took pictures of the victim’s injuries and provided him with a victim’s form.
Assault And Battery
UNION — A Union woman found herself under arrest for allegedly going to an apartment and hitting another woman.
Tulene Carter Johnson Stevens Swain, 43, 104 Bailey St. Union, was charged by the public safety department with assault and battery.
The incident report states an officer was dispatched shortly after 10 a.m. Monday to 683 Rice Avenue Extension, Apt. 2F, in reference to a fight.
The victim told the officer that Swain had come to her friend’s apartment and was beating on the door. She said her friend opened the door and Swain began yelling at her, saying she should not have called an ex-boyfriend about her daughter. The victim said Swain then hit her in the left eye.
The officer saw redness and some swelling of the victim’s eye.
He then went to Swain’s home where he read her her rights and then asked her about the incident. At first Swain said nothing had happened, but when told by the officer that that wasn’t the truth, said both she and the victim had been fighting.
The report stated that based on the fact that she’d went to the apartment and started the fight, Swain was arrested and taken to jail.
Assault And Battery Third-Degree
UNION — A 14-year-old girl ended up in jail for allegedly attacking another student at school.
The incident report states that just after 11 a.m. Wednesday, a teacher said the teen attack the victim, hitting him in the face and chest with her fist.
The victim did not require medical attention.
The girl was arrested and charged and then released to her mother.
The following persons were arrested by the public safety department.
Omar Antonio Chavarria Alvarado, 26, 925 N. Pinckney St., Union, charged Monday with driving without a South Carolina driver’s license.
Kenneth Wayne Blackwell, 47, 1208 Linersville Road, #15, Buffalo, charged Monday with disorderly conduct.
Randall Guy Roberts, 50, 1536 Mt. Tabor Church Road, Jonesville, charged Wednesday with driving under suspension.
Memory Ario Leasau, 46, 2800 Silver Thread Lane, Spartanburg, charged Wednesday with two counts of financial transaction card fraud.
Editor Charles Warner can be reached at 864-427-1234, ext. 14, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.