Woman charged in assault on officer

By: Staff report
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RED SPRINGS — A Red Springs woman was arrested and charged with a felony after an altercation Tuesday at a Dollar General store.

Crystal Carter, 35, of 1556 Buie Mill Road, was charged with assault causing physical injury to law enforcement/probation/ parole officer, according to a release issued by Maj. Kimothy Monroe, of the Red Springs Police Department. Carter was taken to the Robeson County Detention Center and placed under a $2,500 secured bond.

According to the N.C. General Assembly, assaults that inflict physical injury on a law enforcement officer, probation officer, or parole officer while the officer is on duty are classified as a Class I felony.

Officers responded about 6 p.m. to the Dollar General store at 908 E. Fourth Ave. in reference to a fight taking place between several customers, according to Monroe. When Sgt. T. Lowery attempted to break up the fight, Carter bit her hand, causing the officer to seek medical attention. Lowery was treated at Southeastern Regional Medical Center in Lumberton and released.

Also involved in the altercation were Donella Bryant, 36, of 43 Lulu Road in Red Springs, and her husband, Kevin Brooks, 41, of the same address.

Bryant and Brooks were issued citations for simple assault and were released pending court hearings, according to Monroe.

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Staff report