Assault charged

Assault charged

Posted: Monday, October 22, 2012 4:01 pm

A Union City man has been arrested for assault stemming from a report of gunshots earlier this month in the Mercer Street area of Union City.
Byron L. Abbott, 27, of 852 Mosswood Drive, Union City, was recently arrested on a warrant charging him with aggravated assault, according to a Union City Police Department report released today.
The incident occurred Oct. 2 shortly after 8 p.m. in the 1300 block of Mercer Street, where police responded to a report of shots fired in the area. Desmond Coble, 35, of 522 West Gibbs St., Union City, told police shots had been fired at him.
Police reported one shot struck a screen door Coble had just walked through and the other shot hit in the vicinity of the door. No injuries were reported.

Published in The Messenger 10.22.12

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