A motorist driving down South Church Street called police to assist with a man who they spotted staggering on the edge of the road. When police arrived, they found Eugene Ivory lying down in front of the car that stopped to help.
Ivory had a laceration to his left cheek and swollen left eye. He told police that he was attacked after complaining about a dog that got lose. However, their turned out to be a totally different side to the story that he did not tell officers.
As it turned out, Ivory was accused of fondling a homeless woman in a nearby homeless camp. Other subjects in the camp confirmed the story and also told police that Ivory pulled out a kitchen knife when he was told to leave the woman alone.
The homeless man who intervened told police that Ivory was heavily intoxicated when he started harassing the woman. That same subject who reported the fondling incident is the one who prevented the alleged fondling from going any further. Police wrote in their report, "He punched Mr. Ivory in the head and he fell down." Other individuals in the camp confirmed the story.
After the witness punched Ivory, he staggered to the road while seeking medical help.
MPD Officer Earl Crow wrote in a report, "I determined that Mr. Ivory was the aggressor in the assault." As for the reported sexual assault that was reported, charges are pending.
Ivory was treated at the local hospital and his face had to receive stitches. After he was released, he was transported to the local jail where he remains today.
MPD Incident 16-14212