Moultrie Observer

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January 14, 2013

Woman accused of hitting man with baseball bat

MOULTRIE — Moultrie police arrested a woman accused of sending an acquaintance to the hospital Saturday after hitting him with a bat — and charged the victim as well when a gun was found at the scene.

Witnesses accounts differed somewhat, but agreed that Patricia Brown and Kareem Rashand Washington were arguing at about 8 a.m. at a residence in the 400 block of East Central Avenue.

“We figured out she and Mr. Washington got into an altercation on Saturday morning at that residence,” Moultrie Police Department Inv. Dave Underwood said Monday. “We do know that at some point she hit him with a baseball bat and he was sent to the hospital.”

A Colquitt County Sheriff’s Office deputy was the first to arrive at the scene and found Brown, 42, 520 Allen Road, and Washington, 403 First Ave. S.E., in a fight, Underwood said.

“There was also a firearm laying on the ground in close proximity to them,” he said.

During the course of the investigation police determined that the .38-caliber revolver belonged to Washington, Underwood said.

Brown was charged with aggravated assault and Washington was charged with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

When officers arrived both had blood on them and Washington’s forehead was bleeding, police reports said. Two bats were found at the residence.

Washington was treated at Colquitt Regional Medical Center and released, a hospital spokeswoman said.

In other assaults:

• Jessica Carroll, Moultrie, reported Sunday that a male acquaintance pushed her down and later hit her with his fists.

Carroll told police that the man was following her down the road and that he pushed her down onto the road in the 1000 block of Third Avenue Northwest.

Carroll went into a residence and the man followed. Once inside, a witness reported, the man hit Carol several times.

Carroll had a scraped left knee, bloody nose and knot near the left temple, police said.

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