Assault by ‘Jealous Woman’ Alleged

   A Valentines night altercation in Wattsville landed a local woman in the county detention center overnight. Deputies were dispatched to Simmons Street at 11:17 last night on a report of a fight in the roadway Lt. Higgenbotham and Cpl. Moye arrived to find a man and woman in the roadway. The man was bleeding from a small laceration on the bridge of his nose. The woman had reportedly punched him in the face, knocking his glasses to the ground. Officers were reportedly told how the woman had gone to the location believing that the man was cheating on her with another woman at the location. The two are not married, nor are they living together, but they reportedly have a child together. Deputies arrested 39-year-old Uytaria Chinell Whitmore of 7 Gallon Street, Laurens and placed her in the Johnson Detention Center, where she was being held for charges of Criminal Domestic Violence.