Woman accused of assault on grandma

A Jonesboro Police Department patrol car. Photo by Stan Morris.

JONESBORO, Ark. – A woman was arrested Tuesday in Jonesboro, accused of physically assaulting her 66-year-old grandmother.

Jori H. Fair, 21, of Jonesboro, was taken to Craighead County Detention Center following a domestic violence report Tuesday. Jonesboro Police Department dispatched Officer Susan Gray to Hickox Drive regarding the incident and made contact with the grandmother, who said she had allowed Fair to move back in about two months before, “with the agreement that Jori would not do drugs or drink alcohol while living at her home.”

However, the grandmother said Fair woke up Tuesday and “seemed to be under the


influence of some type of narcotic. She said that Jori could not focus or make eye contact.”

After the girl tried starting a car with a nail file, according to the report, the family staged an intervention. Unfortunately, the young lady was not having any of it.

“Angela decided it was time to have a family meeting to address the issues that had been going on today,” Gray wrote.

But after the grandmother asked Fair’s mother to go buy a drug test, the 21-year-old “started cursing her,” according to the victim. The grandmother then reported Fair “shoved her.”

However, grandmother shoved back.

The report said that is when Fair grabbed her own 66-year-old grandmother, “and slammed her into the couch, face first, causing her neck to pop.” Fair’s 17-year-old brother witnessed the incident and grabbed her off of their grandmother.

Police observed a defensive mark on Fair and arrested her for second degree assault on a family or household member. A domestic violence lethality assessment was performed.

Meanwhile, the grandmother complained of pain in her neck but seemed to be OK.

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