Assault Charges Filed after Magistrate’s Court

 One of the three women arrested recently after many dead animals were found at their home outside Laurens is now facing more charges, accused of attacking a TV reproter in Gray Court today.

33-year-old Amanda Lorena Keith, with a current address on Bolt Drive in Laurens, has been charged with Assault and Battery 3rd  degree after an altercation with a News Channel 7 reporter that reportedly happened after leaving Magistrate’s Court in Gray Court today. (June 13th) Ms.  Keith was involved in the court proceedings due to recent charges brought against her, her sister and mother for animal violations.

Deputy Michael Thomason reports that Amanda Keith was approached by a news reporter outside who began attempting to ask questions of her.  During this time Amanda Lorena Keith allegedly grabbed the reporter’s camera and pulled it downward.  Keith was placed under arrest for Assault and Battery 3rd Degree and was transported to the Johnson Detention Center.  She was also served with a warrant for violation of the Animal/Rabies Control Statute and was awaiting arraignment on both charges.