WARREN, Ohio (WKBN) – Two people in Trumbull County are facing charges stemming from an attack in August.
Warren Police say the neighborhood feud has been going on for a while, but this particular encounter took a turn for the worst.
Police released disturbing surveillance video from the incident. It shows Alesia Code in the parking lot of her apartment building off North Park Avenue, holding a sign that calls her neighbors racist.
Then her nephew, David Boss, is shown attacking the male neighbor. At one point, Code threw the female neighbor to the ground.
Code and Boss are facing aggravated assault charges, but Code says they were provoked.
“He threatened to lynch my nephew’s body. That’s why he got punched,” she said.
Code says this racial issue has been going on for three years, and that she even has a protection order against the other woman.
“Alesia is claiming that there’s some racial tension between the two of them and they’re throwing out some racial slurs,” said Warren Police Capt. Robert Massucci. “I don’t know that anybody deserves to get beat like that based on them saying anything bad to that individual.”
However, the woman who was thrown to the ground in the video says she was very emotional about the incident, and that she didn’t do anything to start the fight.
“The problem I got is these people never try to defend themselves whatsoever and they continue to assault them, even when they’re not defending themselves or throwing punches in return. So, to me, that’s upsetting,” Massucci said.
Code says she’s done everything she can by law to stop the feud.
“I have a charge on me. Now, how is that possible if I’ve been violated so many times by these people and I have a protection order?”