Police report: Blytheville councilwoman assaulted at business

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Published: Sep. 29, 2021 at 7:02 AM CDT
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BLYTHEVILLE, Ark. (KAIT) - Police say a group of people assaulted a Blytheville city councilwoman.

According to a police report, Officer David Cross responded to a disturbance at McAdoo’s Steak & Lounge, 220 East Main St., about 12:30 a.m. Sunday.

Once there, Cross found a crowd standing outside the business. Councilmember Barbara McAdoo-Brothers, who owns the business, said a group of women and a man assaulted her.

She went on to say a group of women was dancing on stage with a band when she asked them to leave. When she did, one of the women splashed a drink in McAdoo-Brothers’ face.

While leaving the building, one of the females reportedly held the glass door open and kicked it. That’s when McAdoo-Brothers told the officer she grabbed the woman by the hair and began pulling her out of the building.

At that point, McAdoo-Brothers said the group hit her in the face and she fell to the ground where they punched and kicked her.

A woman assisting McAdoo-Brothers told the officer she was hit in the face while trying to help.

This investigation is currently ongoing.

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