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July 25, 2012- City of Buffalo- Erie County Sheriff Timothy B. Howard reports the arrest of a City of Buffalo woman for Assault and Criminal Possession of a Weapon following an altercation on Elmwood Ave.

 Erie County Sheriff’s Strike Force Deputies Aaron Naegely and Theresa Nietzel were on patrol on the 100 block of Elmwood Ave in the City of Buffalo when they observed 43 y/o Audra M. Hicks of Buffalo fighting with another woman. Hicks was striking a 30 y/o female in the head with a brick. Deputies broke the fight up quickly and the 30 y/o female sustained only a head laceration.

 Hicks was arrested and charged with Assault 2nd degree(D Felony) and Criminal Possession of Weapon 4th degree(A Misd). Hicks was taken to the Erie County Holding Center and held pending her arraignment in the City of Buffalo Court.

 The victim was conscious and alert and subsequently taken to Buffalo General by Rural Metro ambulance for treatment of the laceration.