Crime Briefs Aug. 8

Aug. 08, 2013 @ 04:24 PM

Lexington woman arrested after children found alone in vehicle
Davidson County Sheriff's Office charged a Lexington woman after deputies found her two children alone in an unattended vehicle.
According to a DCSO press release, deputies on Wednesday found two minor children ages 4 and four months old in a running vehicle parked in front of the Davidson County Courthouse, 110 West Center St. Deputies located the children's mother, Amber Johnson, 27, of 611 Beckner St. in Lexington, inside the Clerk of Courts office.
Deputies charged Johnson with two counts of misdemeanor child abuse. She was issued a $10,000 secured bond and is scheduled to appear in Lexington District Court on Sept. 24.
Social Services responded and released the children to their grandmother.

Lexington man charged with strangulation
A Lexington man is facing multiple charges for allegedly assaulting his girlfriend.
According to a press release, deputies with the Davidson County Sheriff's Office on Tuesday responded to 474 Texas Drive in Lexington at 12:24 a.m. in reference to a female who called 911 claiming her boyfriend beat her. Deputies arrived and found the woman running from the residence with lacerations and abrasions to her face and neck.
Deputies approached the residence and met Vay Phan, 53, at the back door. Phan told the officers he assaulted the woman and was arrested. Phan was charged with assault by strangulation and assault on a female.
He was issued no bond and placed in the Davidson County Jail.

Woman charged with assaulting her grandmother
Deputies with the Davidson County Sheriff's Office charged a Winston-Salem woman for allegedly assaulting her grandmother.
According to a DCSO press release, deputies on Monday responded to an assault at 1657 Spry Road in Winston-Salem. Upon arrival, deputies met a 62-year-old woman who suffered several lacerations to her face, bruises on her legs and damage to her glasses.
Following an investigation, deputies arrested April Danielle Bell, 18, of the same address, and charged her with assault on a handicapped person and property damage. Bell was issued a $5,000 secured bond and is scheduled to appear in court on Sept. 6.