Clinton Man Charged with Assault

Clinton Public Safety was dispatched to Spruce Street Wednesday night on a report of a man being assaulted. The suspect was booked on multiple charges yesterday morning. 20-year-old Dontavious LeRay Brown of 243 Apple Orchard Road, Clinton is charged with Third Degree Assault and Battery, Malicious Injury to Personal Property and Unlawful Use of a Telephone.

  Brown is accused of calling another man and threatening his life, allegedly saying he would find the victim and ‘shoot up everybody.’ He also allegedly used very profane language in the conversations and sent text messages to the victim at an address on Spruce Street. He allegedly damaged the victim’s vehicle, breaking the passenger side mirror off the vehicle and kicking dents in the back of the vehicle at the Spruce Street address. He also allegedly struck the victim numerous times in the face with a closed fist causing lacerations to the victim’s face. Dontavious LeRay Brown was released from Clinton City Jail yesterday morning on cash or surety bonds totaling $3,000.