Possible assault investigated by police

Published 10:09 am Wednesday, September 16, 2009

PROCTORVILLE — A restaurant in Proctorville was the scene of a reported assault on Saturday that village police investigated.

Around 11 a.m. Sgt. Mike Vaden was called to the McDonald’s on State Route 7. On arrival he was told that Brittany Hufford, 19, of Huntington, W.Va., had been the victim of an assault.

“Brittany had marks and a scratch on her face,” Vaden reported. “A McDonald’s employee saw the whole thing and confirmed what had happened.”

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The suspect was reported as Lindsey C. Burns, 25, of Chesapeake. Burns was arrested at the scene and taken to the Lawrence County Jail.

She was released on bond and arraigned Monday morning in Lawrence County Municipal Court. A pre-trial hearing was set for 10 a.m. Sept. 28. Luke Styer was appointed as her attorney.

In other reports, Lolita Mays of Front Street, Proctorville, reported a disturbance of a barking dog. The incident happened at 9 p.m. Monday, Sept. 7. Mays told police that a dog had been left in a neighboring apartment.

She told Chief Bill Murphy that “the owner of the dog left the dog caged up and unattended for three days inside the apartment,” the report said.

“The owner was advised not to leave the dog caged up and left unattended for a long period of time,” the report said.

Johnnie D. Jarrell III of Township Road 1234, reported that the window of his 1976 Corvette had been broken out.

The car had been parked in a garage on Front Street. Jarrell also reported that a welder had been taken. The incident is under investigation.