APD responds to slicing incident

ALBANY — An aggravated assault resulted in a cutting instrument being pulled on a 19-year-old woman, reports available from the Albany Police Department show.

It was not immediately clear what kind of weapon was used.

Officers responded to the 500 block of North Cleveland Street in reference to a fight at about 10:30 p.m. Sunday. Contact was made with Yolonda Morris, 19, who said that she had gotten into a fight with Ellen Lockett, 22, according to the police report.

The report’s narrative states Morris said she had been staying with her child’s father’s parents. Her child’s father, Damarcus Wright, 20, had used his mother’s cell phone to make a call. Some time after that call, Lockett called that same cell phone with Morris answering it, reports show.

Morris said she and Lockett exchanged words until Lockett hung up the phone. Morris then walked outside to find Wright and Lockett arguing. Morris walked up, at which point she and Lockett got into a fight and Morris was cut with a razor blade before Wright broke up the fight, the narrative states regarding Morris’ version of events.

Lockett contended that she was defending herself. She stated that she had met Wright outside and had attempted to call Wright’s mother to discuss something when Morris answered the phone, the report stated.

Lockett further stated that Morris attacked her when she came out onto the street, and that Morris was on top of her and punching her — compelling Lockett to sling her purse at Morris before Wright pulled Morris away, the report stated.

Lockett told police she did not have a razor blade, and that the keys attached to her purse might have been what cut Morris. Wright refused to cooperate when contacted by authorities.

Officers observed a laceration on Morris, with no physical injuries on Lockett. No razor blade was found.

Morris was taken to Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital for treatment of her injury. It was not immediately clear what exactly caused Morris’ injury, the police report said.

The case remains under investigation.


darnette0101 2 years, 9 months ago

Was he worth it? Why did Ms. Morris go outside? That's how people get killed. Getting into other people's arguments.


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