Summer Assault Alleged

Clinton Public Safety yesterday arrested a man regarding an alleged assault on his girlfriend this summer. 27-year-old Denais Mallashjuan Jones of Apartment I-3 at 590 Phillips Street, Clinton was initially issued a ticket by Sgt. Phillip Wicker charging him with Simple Possession of Marijuana at 1:00 yesterday afternoon on the Highway 56 portion of Willard Road.

Jones was also served a warrant charging him with 2nd Degree Domestic Violence from an alleged assault on July 29th. In the warrant, Lt. Stephen Lawton states that Jones hit the victim in her face with an open hand and grabbed her by the arm, causing a minor laceration to the left inside of her arm at the bicep. Lt. Lawton further stated that Jones and the victim have a child in common and live together. The assault allegedly happened in their apartment at Westchase.

Denais Mallashjuan Jones remained in the Laurens County Detention Center this morning with a cash or surety bond of $5,000 set on the 2nd Degree Domestic Violence warrant.