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Arguments leads to assault charges

Three people, including two women who were both victims and injured in a recent assault case in Thomson have been jailed on criminal charges in separate incidents.

In the latest case, 45-year-old Charles Hill, of the 600 block of Robbins Street, Thomson, was taken into custody last Thursday afternoon following an argument between him and a neighbor, Robert Edwards Moss, in which a gunshot reportedly was fired at the victim, according to Thomson Police Chief Joseph D. Nelson.

Investigator Jamie Bridges said Mr. Hill was charged with one count of aggravated assault, pointing or aiming a pistol at another and discharging a firearm within the city limits. Mr. Hill was taken to the McDuffie County Law Enforcement Center.

Mr. Moss, who was not injured, called police following the argument and gunshot being fired at him, Investigator Bridges said. The incident took place between 2:15 p.m. and 2:20 p.m.

In an unrelated assault case, two women were jailed following a late night argument last Tuesday at White Oak Estates in Thomson.

Investigator Lt. Scott Whittle identified the women as Sharksia L. Hill, 19, of the 300 block of Gus Street, and Niyetroshia Q. Harris, 21, of the 3100 block of Mesena Road, Thomson.

Ms. Hill was charged with one count of aggravated assault, while Ms. Harris was charged with affray, Lt. Whittle said.

The incident happened about 11:40 p.m. and resulted in Sgt. John James and Officer Pat Sanders responding. The case was followed up on by Lt. Whittle and Investigator Bridges the next day.

Both women were injured. Ms. Hill received a laceration to one of her hands, while Ms. Harris received lacerations to her head and face, Lt. Whittle said. They were treated at the scene by personnel with the McDuffie County Emergency Medical Services and firefighters/first responders with Thomson Fire Rescue. The two women were taken by ambulance to the emergency room of McDuffie Regional Medical Center in Thomson where they were treated and released.

They were taken to the McDuffie County Law Enforcement Center where they were booked and jailed.

Web posted on Thursday, May 27, 2010

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