HOPE, AR – Three Hope women were arrested on Tuesday, September 11 related to an assault on a 28-year-old woman that occurred in the early morning hours of Sunday, September 9.
According to Hope Police Department Assistant Chief Kim Tomlin, officers responded at around 12:40 a.m. on September 9 to the Peaks Apartments on Bill Clinton Drive in Hope for a large crowd which had gathered. When they arrived, Tomlin said, officers determined a physical altercation took place where three females allegedly attacked a fourth.
The 28-year-old victim, unnamed by the police, reportedly suffered human bites and lacerations as a result of the assault. The police report indicates one suspect possibly used brass knuckles in the assault and another may have brandished a firearm. It is unknown what instigated the assault.
Assistant Chief Tomlin said officers arrested Norteisha Johnson, 19, Shema Davis, 26, and Shelby Taylor, 24, in connection with the assault.
Johnson was charged with battery in the second degree and engaging in violent criminal group activity. Davis was charged with battery in the third degree and engaging in violent criminal group activity. Taylor was charged with terroristic threatening in the first degree and engaging in violent criminal group activity.
All three women were transported to the Hempstead County Detention Center leading up to their first court appearance.