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Mother, daughter duo charged with assault
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A mother and daughter have been bound to the grand jury for allegedly attacking a woman following an argument over an e-cigarette.
The pair, Courtney Winchester and Misty Myers, both had their charges dropped down to misdemeanor simple assault before they were bound to the grand jury by General Sessions Judge Bill Locke. They had originally been charged with felony assault for their alleged attack on Hope Skibbee at their McQuade Circle home.
According to sheriff’s deputy Tyler Glenn, Winchester and the victim began arguing about a vape pen (electronic cigarette) before Skibbee went outside to smoke.
“Misty Myers came out and was cussing at her and grabbed her cellphone and threw it against the wall,” Glenn said, noting the fight was on from that point as Skibbee swung at Myers but was then decked by the woman. She claims she was then dragged into the house by the hair of the head where she was punched more by Myers. It is then believed Winchester took part in the beating. The victim believes both were kicking her while she was down.
“She was kicked in the head numerous times but was disoriented so she did not know who was kicking her,” Glenn reported.
The victim eventually called her husband who took her to police headquarters where officers noted the numerous marks on her face and neck.