Woman charged with beating, biting a mother, daughter

Published 11:57 am Thursday, January 14, 2016

By Shavonne Walker


A Salisbury woman was bitten after trying to come to her daughter’s rescue during a fight, but she was not able to prevent her daughter from incurring serious injuries during the attack, police officials said.

Salisbury Police charged Patricia Ann Fleming, 45, of the 600 block of West Horah Street, with felony assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury and misdemeanor simple assault. The incident occurred Dec. 27 and police were able to obtain warrants for Fleming, who was arrested Tuesday.

Police were called to the corner of Cherry and Clay streets where a fight occurred. The victims said two women jumped from a dark colored Jeep and began attacking another woman. Phebe Daniels, 18, came to the defense of her cousin who was being attacked, a report said.

The women, one of whom was Fleming, began beating Phebe Daniels. Daniels’ mother, Abigail, told police she became involved when she heard her daughter’s name.

Police officials said Phebe Daniels was struck in the head with a large stick with a nail on the end of it. She was taken to Novant Health Rowan Medical Center and later transferred to Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center for her injuries. Her mother, Abigail, was bitten on the wrist and shoulder.

Police said Abigail tried to take the stick away from Fleming and when she did, she was bitten.

Fleming has a misdemeanor larceny conviction from 1990, according to the Department of Public Safety.