Newberry woman charged with attempted murder

By Andrew Wigger -
Bryshay Neal -
Tequona Neal -

NEWBERRY — A Newberry woman has been charged with attempted murder and assault and her daughter has been charged with disorderly conduct after an altercation on Jan. 5.

Tequona Yvette Neal, 39, of 500 Brown Chapel Circle, has been charged with assault and attempted murder. Bryshay Anacastia Neal, 20, of 3587 Grant Avenue #D24, Newberry, was charged with disorderly conduct.

According to the City of Newberry police report, the altercation took place on Cromer Street, where the victim said Tequona Neal and her daughter arrived at her house to start a fight with her.

She informed officers that both subjects had been sending threatening text messages and making threats toward her while she was at work earlier that day. She also said both subjects told her they would be at her house around midnight.

Neal and her daughter arrived at the victim’s house around 1:26 a.m. and the victim stated in reports that when they arrived, one knocked on the door and the other kicked her car several times.

While the officers were trying to get the situation under control, the victim and Tequona Neal began to exchange words, officers tried to separate them, but the argument began to escalate and the victim swung at Neal, but no contact was made.

Neal said the victim hit her and both of them began fighting. Officers were able to separate both of them, but ended up on the ground with both subjects as they were fighting.

Other units arrived to help deescalate the situation.

Due to the fight, and for the safety of the officers, all parties were detained. While placing handcuffs on the victim, officers noticed that she had blood on her hands. Officers then noticed blood pouring from the left side of her neck,there several lacerations to the back of her head and neck and she was bleeding heavily.

The victim then passed out and had a seizure during the incident. Officers then carried her inside her residence, out of the cold, until EMS could arrive.

The victim then had two more seizures once she was inside the house. Once EMS arrived they advised that the victim was cut with a sharp object on the back of the head and shoulder blade.

Officers questioned Tequona Neal, who informed officers that she cut the victim with a straight blade and the object could be found where they fell on the ground during the fight. However, officers were unable to locate the object.

The victim was transported to Palmetto Richland Hospital for her injuries. Neal and her daughter were taken to the Newberry County Detention Center.

Once at the Detention Center, officers located the razor blade on Neal’s person.

Bryshay Neal Neal

Tequona Neal Neal

By Andrew Wigger

Reach Andrew Wigger at 803-276-0625 ext. 1867 or on Twitter @ TheNBOnews.

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