Woman accused of assaulting neighbor with stick

John Thompson • Dec 6, 2019 at 8:19 PM

ELIZABETHTON — An Elizabethton woman was arrested Thursday after an accusation that she assaulted her neighbor with a stick when he asked her to turn down the sound on her music.

Sgt. Sarah Ellison of the Elizabethton Police Department reported she was called to Village East Apartment, 200 N. East St. at 4:45 p.m. When she arrived, she spoke with the caller and described him as having obvious injuries to his face and head.

Ellison said the man had gone to the apartment of Katherine Saults, 65, and asked her to turn down the volume on her music. He said Saults then struck him several times with the stick on his head and back.

Ellison said she found a 2-foot long wooden stick lying on the floor in Saults apartment. Ellison said a man was also in the apartment who was identified as Saults’ brother. She said both were intoxicated. Ellison arrested Saults on charges of aggravated assault and resisting arrest.

Saults was arraigned in Sessions Court on Friday. Judge Keith Bowers Jr. appointed a public defender for Saults and lowered her bond to $2,000. He set her next court appearance for Dec. 10.

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