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Woman Arrested in Grandpa Assault in South L.A. ~ Internet Raises $250K+ Fund

9:51 AM PDT on July 11, 2018

    [dropcap size=big]O[/dropcap]fficers arrested a 30-year-old Los Angeles woman Tuesday night in the brutal 4th of July beating of a 92-year-old grandfather. According to a statement by the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, Laquisha Jones was arrested late Tuesday night near 60th Street and Crenshaw Avenue.

    She allegedly used a brick to beat Rodolfo Rodriguez with the help of five others after the senior said he accidentally bumped into the suspect’s young daughter, according to the GoFundMe set up by grandson Erik Mendoza.

    The GoFundMe campaign to pay his medical bills has raised more than a quarter million dollars, after initially asking for a small fund of $15,000.

    “Detectives began an extensive investigation into the assault,” LASD said in a statement. “They obtained an arrest and search warrant for a suspect. Due to working every angle and lead in the case, it ultimately resulted in the arrest of Laquisha Jones without incident.”

    Jones was arrested for Assault with a Deadly Weapon and is being held on $200,000 bail.


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