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A Johnson County woman was arrested and charged with battery with bodily injury following a report of a disturbance at a home located in the 5600 block of Gainesway Drive in Greenwood late Thursday night.
Johnson County Sheriff Doug Cox says 19-year-old Danielle Nicole Shepherd, of Greenwood, was lodged in the Johnson County Jail.
According to the sheriff's report, witnesses, except for Shepherd who police say was allegedly drunk, said in written statements that an argument started in and around the garage of the house after Shepherd and 20-year-old Colin Hemmer, of Greenwood, arrived after dinner. The statement went on to say that Shepherd said the argument was between 27-year-old Nichole Hartshorn, of Greenwood, and 31-year-old Matthew Coy, of Trafalgar.
Shepherd said she was told to get out of the house by Hartshorn because of a statement she had made about Hemmer. Shepherd told the deputy present that this is when she told Hartshorn that she was not leaving because her belongings were inside. Shepherd claims that this is when Hartshorn grabbed her by the hair and drug her into the driveway. She added that this behavior was the reason for her to call the sheriff's office.
Hemmer, Coy, Hartshorn, and another witness, 49-year-old Rachelle Hemmer of Greenwood, had a different recollection of the incident.
The report says Colin Hemmer, Coy and Hartshorn all agreed that Shepherd went "crazy" causing them to want to remove her from the home. The four all indicated that any and all of them were simply trying to get Shepherd to leave the home because she was cursing and yelling and that they were gathering her stuff so that she could leave.
Colin Hemmer, Coy and Hartshorn all indicated and agreed at some point during Shepherd's episode in the garage and driveway that Coy tried to calm her down. They all three then indicated that Shepherd grabbed Coy by the throat with her hand as if she was choking him. Coy stated that he was able to get Shepherd to let go of him by abruptly pulling away from her. Rachelle Hemmer confirmed most of the facts that Colin Hemmer, Coy and Hartshorn provided, but could only say that she saw "movement toward" Coy. She did not say that she saw Shepherd grab Coy by the throat.
Coy suffered scratches and cuts to the right side of his neck, nose and left eye areas. He did not want any medical treatment. Shepherd said she didn't have any injures from the incident. She was then placed under arrest and taken to jail.
Last Updated: Friday, November 22, 2013 10:36:10 AM
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