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Assault charged

Assault charged

Posted: Tuesday, September 8, 2009 2:45 pm

The Messenger, September 8, 2009
A Union City man has been charged in connection with a stabbing incident early Labor Day that resulted in injuries to another local man.
Joe Ryan Thompson of 714 North Sixth St., Union City, was charged with aggravated assault following an incident that allegedly occurred shortly before 2 a.m. Monday, according to a Union City Police Department report.
Police said the victim, Taurus Lateef North of 1029 North Division St., Union City, was taken to Regional Medical Center (The Med) in Memphis for treatment of injuries.
According to the police report, Thompson had initially reported he was walking at Home and College streets when North and four other men approached him. He alleged that an altercation ensued and he took a knife out of his pocket to defend himself, with North being stabbed and cut during the incident.
Thompson was charged after further investigation by police.

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