Winchester woman facing multiple charges following domestic dispute

Published 9:09 am Thursday, January 4, 2024

A Winchester woman is facing multiple charges following events on New Year’s Day.

Yvette Byrd, 55, is charged with 1st & 2nd offense of alcohol intoxication in a public place, 2nd degree disorderly conduct and 4th degree assault causing minor injury.

According to a police citation, the Winchester Police Department was dispatched to a residence on Spring Street just after 3:30 p.m. on Monday following a 911 hangup.

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The caller said a fight and a domestic verbal dispute were in progress.

After arriving, officers located Byrd at a residence a few doors away.

Byrd acknowledged that an altercation had occurred at her residence on Spring Street – the same one WPD got dispatched to – and stated that her niece had come and allegedly, “gotten a smart mouth”, according to the citation.

Byrd also acknowledged drinking on the date of the incident and walked back toward her residence on Spring Street to clean.

As officers were walking up the street to speak to her niece, Byrd allegedly came out onto her yard at the residence on Spring Street and started screaming at the family.

Her niece stated that, before the phone call, she had walked into Byrd’s residence, and a verbal altercation ensued.

Byrd allegedly then grabbed a doorknob and hit her over the head with it.

The niece was seen to have had a large knot on her forehead and a laceration consistent with a doorknob.

She stated that she and Byrd got into an altercation, but several juveniles got involved in the fight, so she never hit her aunt.

After being placed into custody, Byrd stated that her niece allegedly hit her with a broom first, and that is what led to the fight starting.

Byrd is currently held in the Clark County Detention Center on a $2500 cash bond, with a court date scheduled for Jan. 8th.