Police: Two arrested in Aiken after Thursday morning assault


Two Aiken residents were arrested Thursday morning after an officer with the Aiken Department of Public Safety discovered individuals fighting outside of an Arbor Terrace residence.

The officer responded to the residence after hearing the individuals arguing and shouting near the area of Arbor Terrace, according to a report provided by Public Safety.

The officer discovered four individuals causing a disturbance in front of a home, while the 18-year-old homeowner sat in a vehicle parked in front of her home, bleeding from wounds on her face, according to the report.

The homeowner told police Shawiday Cassandra Pope, 26, of 811 Laurens Street, and her 31-year-old sister followed Quinn Dupree Simpkins, 26, of 301 Maurice Terrace, to her Arbor Terrace residence and Pope attacked her, the report states.

Pope allegedly beat up the homeowner, while Pope’s sister tried to break up the fight, according to the report.

While the officer was investigating, Simpkins approached Pope and allegedly struck her in the face, the report states.

Pope was arrested and is charged with third degree assault and battery, according to detention center records.

Simpkins was arrested after officers searched his vehicle to find a stolen pistol and a small bag of marijuana. He is being charged with possession of a stolen pistol and simple possession of marijuana.

Both are being held at the Aiken County detention center, according to detention center records.

Pope’s sister was released and placed on trespass notice from the victim’s Arbor Terrace home.