Brian Lee Walker, 26, of 1404 Sulphur Springs Road was charged Tuesday by the Union Public Safety Department with assault and battery of a high and aggravated nature.
The incident occurred on March 5 at Beauty Mart on 408 North Duncan By-Pass. The owner, a 45-year-old woman, told Officer Rusty Young that a man — later identified as Walker — came in and demanded a refund on an item he had purchased. She said there were no refunds. She said Walker turned around, took some items at the door and started out. The owner ran after him. Walker stopped, hit the woman in the face and fled. A report said the woman’s face was cut and she required medical attention.
A witness gave Young the license tag number of the vehicle in which Walker fled. Young asked 911 to run the tag and the vehicle came back to a woman living on Lakeside Drive.
Young, Officer Dean Allen and Officer Mark Gregory went to the apartment and found the vehicle. The woman there said she had picked up a man walking on Arthur Boulevard near Foster Park and he asked her to take him to Beauty Mart. She said she later had let him back out of the car at Foster Park but she did not know his name.
Officers searched the apartment but Walker was not there.
Officers reviewed a video surveillance tape at Beauty Mart. Walker was identified and Capt. Freddie Gault signed a warrant for his arrest on March 11.
He was taken into custody on Lakeside Drive.
Someone damaged two buses in the parking lot at Union County High School.
According to a report by School Resource Officer Cornell Mauney, the damage occurred sometime between 6 p.m. Friday and 5:45 a.m. Monday. Someone discharged the fire extinguishers in one bus, which caused around $25 damage and cut open the right passenger’s side front seat of another bus, causing around $150 damage.