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Assaults unrelated

February 28, 2012


Assistant editor


Two separate incidents involving assault in the Preston area are unrelated and involved intoxicated males in separate altercations.

Preston Police Chief Val Sparrow said the first incident was reported on Feb. 15 and involved several male subjects at the corner of 200 So. 100 East.

The second incident occurred on Feb. 25 at approximately 100 So. 100 East, according to police reports.

Sparrow said no muggings were involved and there is absolutely no indication of any type of gang activity.

“We have persons of interest in both cases. We want the public to know the streets of Preston are relatively safe and there is no reason for alarm,” he said. “However, if anyone is aware of suspicious activity, they should contact the police department at 852-2433.”

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5 Responses to Assaults unrelated

  1. Jason Byington on February 28, 2012 at 9:58 pm

    do you really expect us to believe they are unrelated? they happened within one block of each other, same type of attacks. get real. Report the facts not misleading information and if you have further facts report the whole truth.

  2. Kim A Gilbert on February 29, 2012 at 10:19 am

    I really wish that people would give us the FACTS. I wish that our newspaper would be responsible and report what we NEED to know and put it in the paper for everyone to read not just those with internet access.

  3. Mindy Daley on February 29, 2012 at 1:47 pm

    And may I say for the 100th time…….the 2nd attack had NOTHING………I repeat NOTHING to do with the fact that the VICTIM was intoxicated. He did not know his attacker and the attacker did not know him. He was in the wrong place at the wrong time. And I’m sorry…I don’t feel “relatively” safe knowing this happened.

  4. Meagan Barr on February 29, 2012 at 3:06 pm

    For heavens sake, lets not admit that Preston might not be a safe as everyone wants to think that it is! I feel so much safer that I am not an intoxicated male, in an altercation, walking on 100 south and 100 east. This article is not based on facts, the fact that at least one of the attacks was a random act of violence, not a heated or angry dispute (altercation as you implied). An attack that happened to a person that was in the wrong place at the wrong time. That VICTIM (intoxicated, so what?) sustained serious injuries. That VICTIM deserves the same consideration and safety as anyone else in that town. Deliver facts that will help keep your citizens safe, not “relatively safe”, and report with out judgement or opinions. This article was in no way informative or useful, it just dodged around the issues involving the safety and attacks in your town.

  5. Rochelle Simper on February 29, 2012 at 7:12 pm

    There is a difference between 2 people having an altercation and 1 person being blindsided and purposely beaten for no reason at all. It had absolutely nothing to do with him being intoxicated. You should report “THE FACTS” and people in Preston should be aware and concerned. The second attack was not late at night and if not for a witness stepping in the outcome could have been life threatening. What ever happened to responsible journalism? Get the facts straight or don’t waste time writing your opinion!!!!

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