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Beulah woman charged with aggravated assault

 

September 19, 2019



Tateum Mae Moss has been charged with felony counts of strangulation of a household member and aggravated assault and battery following an alleged fight that took place at her Beulah residence.

On September 8 at around 1 a.m., two Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to reports of a couple fighting at a residence in Beulah. Arriving at the scene, they allegedly found a man standing in the driveway who claimed to have called 911.

The male victim allegedly stated that he had been having an argument with Moss and she had tried to throw him out of the house. According to court reports, she came to the room where he was sleeping and “started to kick him, scratch him and hit him to get him to leave”.

The male victim allegedly claimed he tried to push her away and the pair ended up on the ground, where she started to grab his neck. According to the affidavit filed by one of the two deputies, he had “visible bloody cuts and scratches” on his face, neck, arms and back.

The male victim allegedly stated that he did eventually leave the house and Moss locked him out. At that point, according to court reports, he told the two deputies he was feeling lightheaded and collapsed in front of the patrol car.

The male victim was sat on the ground and given water. He allegedly stated that his neck hurt and again explained Moss had put her hands around his neck.

An ambulance arrived to assess the male victim’s condition, while the two deputies tried to contact Moss inside the house. Moss could allegedly be seen lying on a bed through a window but neither repeated attempts to knock on the windows and walls nor the barking of multiple dogs within the house roused her, though “her feet would occasionally move”.

The male victim allegedly told deputies that Moss had drunk a lot that night. This was confirmed by a bartender from the Beulah Trading Post.

The male victim was escorted to a camper where he could sleep comfortably for the night and the two deputies returned at 12:30 p.m. the next day to speak with Moss. Asked to explain what had happened, Moss allegedly stated she had drank a lot, the two were arguing and she wanted him out of the house.

Moss allegedly admitted to hitting the male victim and claimed they had been hitting each other. She was arrested and transported to the Crook County Detention Center.

Moss has been charged with felony counts of strangulation of a household member and aggravated assault and battery, as well as a misdemeanor count of domestic battery.

 
 

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