Girlfriend Assaulted

 Clinton Public Safety arrested a Laurens man Saturday following an alleged domestic assault that day in Clinton. 32-year-old Melvin Lemond Thompson of 302 Hunters Court, Laurens was charged with Second Offense Criminal Domestic Violence.

Public Safety Officer Ritter states that Melvin Lemond Thompson struck the victim, a 20-year-old woman, in her face with a closed fist, causing visible and non-visible injuries. He and the woman have allegedly co-habitated as boyfriend and girlfriend. Officer Ritter states that Thompson has already been convicted of domestic violence in the past ten years. Bond was set at $10,000 on the 2nd offense CDV charge. Melvin Thompson remained in the JDC this morning.