Teen Accused of Assault on Juvenile

A Laurens teen was charged yesterday with assaulting a juvenile in Laurens last summer. Laurens City Police arrested 19-year-old Naja Zaiyon Simpson of 902 Laurens Terrace, charging her with Assault and Battery 3rd Degree.

A warrant states that an investigation by Patrolman Lindsey indicates that on August 7th of 2017, Ms. Simpson struck a juvenile victim with a closed fist about the face. The assault allegedly caused bodily harm to the juvenile victim, “leaving obvious physical manifestation of injury.” The assault allegedly occurred in Laurens Villa on Exchange Drive.

Naja Z. Simpson was being held overnight in the Laurens County Detention Center, awaiting a bond hearing today.