Assault on Child, Woman Alleged

Laurens County Sheriff’s Office yesterday booked a Gray Court area man in the county detention center on charges from alleged assault on October 13th at his home. 52-year-old Lee Barksdale of 13031 Highway 101 South, Gray Court was served Sunday with warrants charging him with Assault and Battery 3rd and Criminal Domestic Violence. He is accused of causing physical harm to a 5-year-old child October 13th by slapping the child on the back of the head. He is also accused on that date of striking his girlfriend on the left leg with a belt causing bruising on the top of the leg.

Barksdale was being held for a court appearance on the two charges today.