HAMLET — A Christmas-Day fight between two women resulted in one of them facing criminal charges.
Hamlet Police officers responded to Spring Street just after 3 p.m. Tuesday to find 26-year-old Jasmine Seirra Walls and 26-year-old Jasmine Nicole Patrick fighting at Patrick’s home.
Both women were initially arrested, but Patrick was released after magistrate Danita McNeil “determined there was no probable cause in reference to” Patrick assaulting Walls, according to the arrest report.
Walls, of Laurel Hill, is charged with a felony count of assault by strangulation and one misdemeanor count each of communicating threats, disorderly conduct and resisting a public officer. She was booked into the Richmond County Jail under a $10,100 secured bond and her court appearance is scheduled for Jan. 14.
Online court records show Walls is also facing several traffic infractions — driving with a revoked license, failing to secure a passenger under 16, assault by strangulation and one misdemeanor count each of disorderly conduct and resisting a public officer.
She was booked into the Richmond County Jail under a $1d having an expired registration — in Scotland County.
Walls was first convicted in Robeson County in 2012 on charges of exceeding the pseudoephedrine limit and driving after consuming a controlled substance under the age of 21, according to records with the N.C. Department of Public Safety Division of Adult Correction.
The following year, she was convicted of cruelty to animals and other misdemeanant in Scotland County, records show. She was also convicted on two counts of driving with a revoked license in 2014 and a count of possessing stolen goods in 2017.
All defendants facing criminal charges are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.