Lexington man charged with assault of girlfriend, law enforcement

Published 1:51 pm Tuesday, September 4, 2018

By Shavonne Walker


SALISBURY — A Lexington man was charged with assaulting his girlfriend outside a local hotel, then assaulting the officers who arrested him. Authorities said when they asked for an address, he told them he lives on Mars.

The Salisbury Police Department charged Anthony O’Brien Cuthrell, 28, of the 200 block of East 10th Avenue, with misdemeanor assault on a female; misdemeanor resisting or obstructing an officer; assault on a law enforcement officer; and failure to appear in court on a warrant out of Davidson County.

The incident happened just after midnight Sunday in the Marriott hotel parking lot, 120 Marriott Circle. Officials said Cuthrell fought with a woman, pulling her hair out to the point that she was bleeding from the face area.

Someone flagged down a trooper who was getting gasoline at a nearby store. He tried to intervene and, according to reports, Cuthrell got into a fight with the trooper. The trooper, along with a Salisbury police officer, arrested Cuthrell, who refused to listen to commands to get on the ground.

Police said Cuthrell tried to kick other officers, and they restrained his legs. He started hitting his head on the vehicle door while being taken to the Rowan County jail. He also tried to spit on officers inside the patrol car, authorities said.

He remains in the Rowan County Detention Center under no bond on the domestic assault charge and $22,000 on all the other offenses.

Contact reporter Shavonne Walker at 704-797-4253.