York woman charged with assault after Facebook argument leads to apartment brawl

jmcfadden@heraldonline.comApril 7, 2013 

— A Facebook dispute between two women in York turned physical and ended with one of them in cuffs last week after she bragged to authorities about how badly she beat the other woman, police say.

Police were dispatched to a West Jefferson Street apartment after receiving calls about a fight between Shamone Donta Simpson, 20, and a 22-year-old woman who allegedly posted derogatory messages about Simpson on Facebook, according to a York Police report.

When officers arrived on the scene, they found a crowd of people surrounding the apartment and saw Simpson leave in a white Ford Crown Victoria that almost hit an officer’s patrol car as it left the parking lot, the report states.

Police pursued the car until Cleveland Avenue, where Simpson jumped out and said she “whupped” the woman at the apartment. She further claimed, “I laid her open,” according to the report.

Simpson repeated those statements several times, police say, and warned that if she went to jail, she would get out, go back to the apartment and attack the woman again.

According to accounts from both Simpson and the victim, Simpson had warned the victim to stop posting messages about her on Facebook, and when the woman didn’t stop, Simpson threatened to go her apartment and “beat her up,” the report states.

Simpson and another woman drove to a West Jefferson Street apartment and walked to the front door, which already was open, the report states. Simpson and the victim then began to brawl.

Police arrested Simpson and charged her with assault. She has been released from a temporary holding area at the York Police Department.

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