Assault Alleged

Laurens Police Officer Charles Simmons was dispatched to Sullivan Street at 8:38 Friday night on a report of an assault. A woman reported that a man referred to as “Tough Man” had assault her 14-year-old nephew. The man had allegedly pushed and slapped the youth and finally threw a punch that struck the youth. Officers reported locating the man at his residence, then transported him to the Johnson Detention Center, where a small amount of marijuana was allegedly found on his person. 39-year-old Henry Kelvin Grant of 515 South Harper was charged with Assault and Battery 3rd Degree and with Simple Possession of Marijuana.