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Man arrested for slapping another person at a Christmas party

Lexington, SC 12/17/2021 – On Thursday, December 16, 2021, Lexington Police Chief Terrence Green announced the arrest of Angus Dorane Godwin, age 51 of Columbia, after a thorough investigation of an assault that happened in downtown Lexington on the evening of December 6, 2021. This happened at a Christmas party that was being held at O’Hara’s Public House on Main Street in the town.

The day following the assault, the victim came to the Lexington Police Department to report that while attending the party, he was approached by Angus Godwin. During their conversation, the victim was slapped across the face. The victim stated that Angus Godwin tried to initiate a fight after the assault, but the victim would not fight with him.

It was found during the investigation that the victim and Angus Godwin have an ongoing feud. After the assault took place, Angus Godwin told a witness at the restaurant that he had just slapped the victim.

Earlier Thursday, Angus Godwin turned himself in at the Lexington Police Department on a warrant for Assault & Battery in the 3rd Degree. He was transported to the Lexington County Detention Center for booking procedures and Bond Court. When seen by a bond judge, he was given a surety bond of $1,000 and has been ordered to have no contact with the victim.


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