Spruce Pine: Domestic Disturbance on Amethyst Street

Report of a domestic disturbance on Amethyst Street. City law enforcement response requested and on the scene.

Reported as a male and female that have been arguing. The male has struck the female. Three children are present inside the home.

Update: A city law enforcement officer responded to the scene on Amethyst Street and investigated the domestic disturbance complaint. After investigation, the male subject was arrested and taken into police custody. The suspect was identified as a white male by the name of Jeremiah Lusk, age 36, whose date of birth is 4/8/1979. The officer cleared the scene then transported Lusk to the magistrate’s office at the Mitchell County Courthouse and was charged with misdemeanor assault on a female. The officer then transported Lusk to the McDowell County Detention Center for mandatory confinement for 48 hours without bond. The officer advised Lusk was intoxicated with a blood alcohol content of 0.15 and that he was not combative. A report was filed with Social Services for review and possible follow-up with the family. City law enforcement is back in service.

Disclaimer: All suspects are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

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