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2012-09-28 / Front Page

Atkins Turns Herself In


Mary Atkins Mary Atkins On Thursday, September 20, 2012, Mary Atkins surrendered herself at the Lee County Sheriff’s Office for two outstanding 2nd Degree Felony Warrants for Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon.

On September 12, Lexington Police Chief Yarbrough and Cpt. Wooldridge were notified by dispatch that Atkins had been involved in a vehicle accident in the area of 9th and Caldwell Streets in Lexington, where she struck Mark Stone and William Young with her vehicle.

Lee County Sheriff’s Deputies responded and assisted at the scene until Chief Yarbrough and Cpt. Wooldridge arrived.

There were several witnesses present during the accident and they all provided sworn written statements attesting to the assault.

Two 2nd Degree Felony Warrants for Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon were obtained for the arrest of Atkins. After turning herself in, Atkins posted bond on the two outstanding warrants. Her bonds were set at $5,000 each.

Atkins’ case has been forwarded to the Lee County District Attorney’s Office to be presented to the Grand Jury.

According to the Lexington Police Report, on September 12, 2012, Chief Yarbrough and Cpt. Wooldridge executed two arrest warrants at the CEFCO Store in the City of Lexington on Sam Scoggins, Atkins’ companion/ housemate, for Assault Causing Bodily Injury against Mark Stone and Claude Wheeler, Jr. The warrants were obtained after Sam Scoggins sprayed the two men in the face with wasp spray, when Stone was returning Sam Scoggins’ trash can to the entrance of his property.

Mark Stone and William Young addressed their concerns about Sam Scoggins and Mary Atkins with the Mayor and City Council members at the City Council meeting held earlier that evening. Mark Stone and William Young returned to their residence in the area of 9th and Caldwell St. before the alleged assault occurred with Atkins.

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