Man Assaulted At City Park Grocery
Newport police responded Thursday evening to the City Park Grocery where they found a man lying face down in the parking lot bleeding from the mouth. The store’s owner told police that the victim, 57 year old Marcus Swords had been in the store purchasing alcohol and had gone back out to his vehicle when he was confronted by 30 year old Christopher Moore, who lived in an apartment above the store. Moore could be seen on video pushing Swords to the ground, then pummeling the man with his fists. Police spoke with Christopher Moore, who stated that Swords had yelled at him from the bottom of the stairs making obscene remarks about Moore’s children. That is when Moore confronted Swords at his vehicle. Moore claims that while Swords was on the ground, he kicked Moore in the groin area. Moore was arrested and charged with aggravated assault. Police say both men were under the influence of alcohol.