Two women accused of assaulting Cleveland mother during argument over bullied child

August 17, 2018

Two women accused of assaulting Cleveland mother during argument over bullied child

CLEVELAND, Ohio – Two women are accused of assaulting a Cleveland mother during an argument about a child being bullied.

Patrice S. Mangham, 39, of Cleveland, and Aqueelah M. Goins, 28, of Bedford, are charged with felonious assault in the Tuesday incident outside a home on Gertrude Avenue near East 65th Street, according to court records.

They are not in custody but warrants were issued Friday for their arrests, court records say.

The assault happened just after 3 p.m. Tuesday when a 33-year-old mother confronted Mangham about the mother’s 14-year-old daughter being bullied. She accused Mangham’s child of trying to fight her daughter, according to a police report.

Mangham began yelling at the mother, and Goins came up and spit on her, the report says. Goins and Mangham then started punching the mother in the head and body, the report says.

The mother fell to the ground, and Mangham and Goins began stomping on her. They also dragged her by her neck and hair, the report says.

The mother tried to protect herself, but Mangham and Goins continued to punch and kick her in the face and neck, the report says.

The attack ended before Cleveland police officers arrived to investigate a report of a fight in progress.

The mother went to MetroHealth for treatment. She had severe neck pain, a sore stomach and foot, and a blurry left eye.

Doctors put the mother’s neck in a brace and planned to do a CT scan to check for bone or muscle damage, the report says.

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