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Johnson City man charged with East Myrtle assault

Staff Report • May 15, 2012 at 11:35 AM

Johnson City police arrested a man Monday who is accused of attacking the ex-boyfriend of a woman he got pregnant, according to a police report. The incident happened April 30 in front of 410 E. Myrtle Ave.

Mark Cole, 37, 189 Riverview Dr., Johnson City, is charged with aggravated assault and an unrelated contempt of court from juvenile court. The outstanding contempt warrant was served on Cole when he was arrested on the assault charge.

The victim, Arthur Livingston, Limestone, told police that Cole approached him on the street and punched him, which knocked him to the ground and dislocated his shoulder. According to police press release, Livingston was hospitalized for three days following the assault with “extensive injuries.”

According to the report, Livingston said he and Cole had an argument over the phone “and the suspect told him he would kick his ass the next time he saw him and this was the next time.”

Cole was jailed on a $50,000 bond and was scheduled for arraignment Tuesday.

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