Woman accused of assault with paintbrush

By Corey Friedman

August 6, 2014

ELLERBE — Sheriff’s deputies on Monday arrested a woman accused of hitting her neighbor with a paintbrush.

Angela Marie Williams, 46, of 114 Jackson St. in Ellerbe, faces a charge of misdemeanor assault and battery. A magistrates’ order states that Williams assualted Jim Whitesmith McDonald of Jackson Street “by hitting him about the face with a paintbrush.”

Richmond County deputies brought McDonald to the county jail around noon Monday. She remained there for about 2 hours and 45 minutes before being released on a $500 secured bond.

Misdemeanor assault and battery is a Class 2 misdemeanor, the same severity as a misdemeanor simple assault. North Carolina statutes do not list the elements of each crime, but common-law definitions indicate a person is guilty of assault and battery if he or she commits an assault resulting in bodily injury.

Williams was convicted of misdemeanor larceny in Richmond County in September 2013 and misdemeanor possession of stolen goods in Richmond County in 2003, according to N.C. Division of Adult Correction records.

She is scheduled to appear in court Aug. 18 on the assault charge.

Corey Friedman