Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Jailer Amy Beth Minor Accused of Hitting Woman Over Head with Whiskey Bottle

A Sequoyah County jailer was arrested after she was accused of hitting a woman over the head with a whiskey bottle during an argument outside a Sallisaw business.

Amy Beth Minor, 28, was taken into custody Friday by Sallisaw police on complaints of aggravated assault and assault and battery with a sharp or dangerous weapon with intent to injure, according to an arrest report.

The report states that police were dispatched to the 2700 block of West Cherokee just before 11 p.m. Friday where Minor and other woman had been involved in an argument that began over a text message.

The woman told officers at the scene that Minor became angry, spit on her and struck her over the head with a half-gallon whiskey bottle, the report said.

Detectives noted in the report that the woman was bleeding from the head and that she had to change shirts “due to the amount of blood that she already lost.”

When contacted by police, Minor explained that “she didn’t mean to hurt anyone” and that she hit the woman with the bottle after the woman attempted to punch her, said the report.

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