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Two charged with assault

JACKSON – Two men are behind bars here in the Northampton County Jail, each charged with assault in separate cases.

According to information provided by the Northampton County Sheriff’s Office, Deputy Alan Roye was dispatched at around 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 2 to a residence on River Road in Henrico regarding a disturbance between two parties.

The victim told Roye that he was visiting the residence when Billy Joe Squire, 48 of Henrico, came to the home at which time an argument started. That argument, according to the victim, became physical and Squire assaulted the victim with a shot gun.  Squire also allegedly damaged the victim’s vehicle while the victim was trying to leave the residence.

The victim reportedly suffered injuries to his face and body and was transported by EMS to Halifax Regional Medical Center for treatment.

NCSO Investigator Patrick Jacobs arrested and charged Squire with assault inflicting serious injury. Squire was jailed under a $10,000 bond and given a Dec. 4 court date.

NCSO officers Lt. Bo Deloatch and Sgt. Jimmy Pair assisted in the investigation.

One day later (Dec. 3), the Northampton County Sheriff’s Office responded to Lowes Court in Garysburg at 3:30 p.m. for an alleged assault.

Garysburg Police Officer Marcel Goffington was the first arriving unit and he secured the scene for NCSO Deputy Ikeisha Jacobs. The Deputy spoke with the victim about the incident, but he reportedly did not cooperate with the investigation.

Jacobs turned the investigation over to Deloatch.  During the investigation it was determined that the incident took place and who was involved in the incident.  Deloatch arrested and charged Monique D. Britt, 36 of Gumberry, with assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury and resisting/delaying/obstructing an officer. Britt was given a $10,500 bond and a first appearance in court on Dec. 4.

NCSO Sgt. Jonathan Jenkins, deputies William James and Curtis Boone, and Garysburg Officer Tommy Staton also assisted in the investigation.

“These are types of incidents that law enforcement handles on a daily basis. (They are cases) we need to try to work out our differences without resorting to violence against each other.  In the long run nobody wins when we assault each other if we disagree over something,” said Northampton Sheriff Jack Smith.