Revised on: 06.19.2018 at 02:22 p.m.
Posted on: 06.19.2018 at 12:25 p.m.
A melee over mowing money on Moore Street in Whiteville June 15 sent two people to jail, after one visited the emergency room.
Whiteville Police reported that officers were called to 515B Moore Street shortly after 8 p.m. to investigate a person struck by an automobile. Upon arrival, Patrolman V. Brock and J. Rawls found Monica Stribling, 49, standing in the driveway, “yelling” at someone on her telephone.
Brock attempted to find out if Stribling needed medical attention, according to the report, but the woman said she did not, then ignored additional requests for information.
Andre Robinson, 51, Stribling’s reported boyfriend, then came up and began arguing with Stribling. Both had visible injuries, Brock reported, and blamed the other person for the injuries. Officers arrested both individuals. Stribling listed his address as 515A Moore Street.
Robinson later told police that Stribling was arguing with another neighbor over “some money owed for having the grass cut.” Even after being paid, the report said, Robinson said Stribling continued arguing, and slapped Robinson in the face. He hit the woman back, the report said, knocking her down, then picked her up and struck her again. When Stribling allegedly hit Robinson in the mouth, the report said, Robinson again retaliated, then went to recover some belongings from a vehicle.
Stribling then allegedly went through the other door of the car and grabbed Robinson, biting his left arm. He told police that when he jerked away, Stribling struck her head on the post of the car door. He then fled the scene, walking down Virgil Street.
Robinson said he was walking away when an unknown passerby yelled a warning, and as he turned around, Stribling ran him down with her Lincoln MkZ automobile. He required stitches and treatment at the hospital, and was taken into custody.
Robinson was charged with assault on a female, and held under no bond.
Stribling was charged with simple assault, assault and battery, and assault with a deadly weapon, and also held under no bond.