Man Charged with Assault on His Girlfriend

    Laurens City Police arrested a man yesterday in connection with an alleged domestic assault on Wednesday. 28-year-old Jimathel Jerome Starks, also known as “Pea,” of 218 Spring Street, Laurens was charged with Criminal Domestic Violence. A warrant states that he committed an assault by choking his girlfriend, with whom he has lived for over a year. The incident allegedly took place February 20th in an apartment at 218 Spring Street. Mr. Starks was being held in the Johnson Detention Center earlier this morning, pending arraignment on the charge.