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Couple arrested on battery charges

Debbie Rolen
Staff Writer

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Logan County deputies answered a complaint on Dempsey Branch Road that ended with two arrests.


Deputies note in the criminal complaints that when they spoke with the victim, her face was covered in blood and she appeared to have a bloody nose and mouth. The victim was transported to Logan Regional Medical Center for treatment of her injuries.


The victim told the deputies her cousin, Bennett Hatfield, 43, of Mount Gay, and his girlfriend, Amy Carter, 42, of Holden, attacked her. The complaints say the victim told officers Hatfield had blocked her vehicle in with his truck and Carter was the first to attack her, then Hatfield joined Carter and both were stricking her.


A witness told the officers she witnessed a man and woman pull the victim out of her vehicle and strike the victim multiple times in the head and face.


Both Hatfield and Carter had fled the scene by the time officers arrived, but were later arrested and each charged with battery. Carter’s bond was set at $500 and Hatfield’s $1,500.

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