Cat dispute leads to assault charges

By Staff, The Salem News
Posted Nov. 24, 2011, at 8:12 p.m.

SALEM, Mass. β€” Because of a dispute over a cat, police said, a local woman assaulted and then threatened her victim with a hatchet during a domestic dispute on Tuesday.

Amanda Deering, 33, of 24 Prince St., Salem, was charged with domestic assault and battery, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, and assault by means of a dangerous weapon at 6:18 p.m. on Prince Street.

According to police, Deering “kicked the victim in the crotch, then grabbed him by the throat.”

Following the first two alleged assaults, police said Deering grabbed a hatchet and raised it over her head.

A resident was able to grab her arm and take the hatchet away before calling police, officials said.

Police arrived on the scene and, within 15 minutes, placed Deering under arrest. printed on May 30, 2017