August 31, 2010

Junaita Byars Brought New Meaning To The Phrase “Mean Old Bitty”

Salisbury, North Carolina (The Weekly Vice) - Juanita Byars, a 72-year-old Salisbury woman, was arrested again last week after she allegedly threatened and assaulted a 7-year-old boy she allegedly molested just weeks ago.

According to Rowan County police, Byars was arrested in August after she allegedly forced a 7-year-old boy to smoke, drink beer, and perform two sex acts on her while he was in her care.

The victim alerted family members to the abuse and Byars was arrested and charged with two counts of sex offense in a parental role, two counts of indecent liberties with a child, and one count of contributing to the delinquency of a minor, according to court records. Byars was released after posting all or 10% of her $80,000 bond.

But instead of tending to her garden or finding a nice cross word puzzle to work, detectives say Byars got meaner than a pit bull with it's tail on fire. She allegedly contacted the boy, threatening to kill him and his mother, police say.

Investigators say Byars also reportedly threw a brick at the boy and his mother.

Byars was promptly arrested and returned to the Rowan County Jail on charges of assault with a deadly weapon and intimidating a witness. Bond for the assault charge has been set at $20,000.

Lacy Black
The Weekly Vice

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