Assault on Girlfriend & Child alleged

   Deputy Kenneth Sibley was dispatched to Quasar Circle, Gray Court at 6:26 Saturday evening, where a man had allegedly struck his girlfriend several times with a fly swatter and had also allegedly struck their daughter. The boyfriend was not there when the officer arrived, but reportedly returned later and was arrested at that time. 40-year-old Joseph Mitchell Barbrey of Quasar Circle or Sawmill Road, Gray Court was charged with Criminal Domestic Violence and with Cruelty to Children. Warrants allege he caused harm to the girlfriend and that he struck a minor child about the head with his open hand. Joseph Mitchel Barbrey was being held in the Johnson Detention this earlier this morning, awaiting a bond hearing on the two charges.