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Woman hospitalized after alleged assault

Published: 8:48 AM, 04/16/2013 Last updated: 8:48 AM, 04/16/2013

Author: Nelson Morais
Source: The Newport Plain Talk

NEWPORT-Joni Rexrode, 34, of Woodlawn Avenue, in Newport, was airlifted by helicopter to the University of Tennessee Medical Center for an apparent bleed on her brain, an injury believed sustained from an assault at Top Fuel Bar & Grille, in Newport, on Sunday, April 14, at 10:45 p.m., the Newport Police Department reported.

Police were called to assist First Call at Top Fuel, located at 403 Woodlawn Ave.

Upon their arrival, police spoke with Carmen Riley about her sister, Rexrode. Riley alleged that Rexrode had been assaulted at the bar, Patrolman David Clevenger reported.

Riley said that earlier in the night, she got a call from an unknown female asking if she had a sister. When Riley said yes, the female allegedly told her she should "come get her now" at the bar, the report stated.

Rile picked her sister up and brought her to her residence. There Rexrode began to have seizures, which she has been diagnosed with, Clevenger stated in his report.

For more details, please see the Tuesday edition of the Newport Plain Talk.

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