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Woman reportedly assaulted
Parking space sparks neighbors' altercation

COVINGTON - A woman was allegedly assaulted by her next-door neighbor last week after she asked him to have someone move a vehicle from her parking spot, according to the Covington Police Department.

Officer Mitch Nicholson responded to the victim's residence on Bohannon Street just before 10 p.m. Dec. 13 and met with the victim, he said in an incident report.

The victim, whose left eye was blood shot with swelling over it, told Nicholson she came home from work earlier that evening to find a truck in her parking spot. She yelled over to her neighbor's home, telling him someone needed to come move the vehicle.

When the suspect came over, he allegedly told the victim, "You don't even know what kind of mood I'm in today," and then struck her in the face several times.

An acquaintance of the suspect, who owned the truck, walked over to the victim's residence to move the vehicle while Nicholson was at the scene. He told the officer he thought what the suspect did was wrong and that he would write a witness statement, according to the CPD report.

Nicholson attempted to make contact with the suspect upon arriving at the scene but was unsuccessful.

The victim said she did want to press charges against the suspect and told Nicholson she would take the warrant herself, the officer said.

Joel Griffin can be reached at joel.griffin@newtoncitizen.com