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Dispute between Athens women who share same 'baby daddy' results in aggravated assault arrest

Asha Saran Moore

By Joe Johnson

An Athens woman was arrested Sunday for allegedly trying to kick in the door of another woman while armed with a gun, according to an Athens-Clarke County police report.

Both women had children who were fathered by the same man, and a dispute reportedly arose from things one of the women told the man’s mother while the man was in prison.

The victim “stated that she just had a baby with the baby daddy,” and “because of this, she was speaking with her baby daddy's mother and ultimately some words were passed along from the mother” to the other woman, identified by police as 31-year-old Asha Saran Moore of Club Drive.

According to the police report, Moore was angered by what the other woman told her mother and she began to send text messages that said, among other things, that “she better get police on speed dial because she would be coming over on her lunch break.”

Moore also reportedly told the 29-year-old victim that “she wasn't afraid of the charges” for which the police would arrest her.

The victim said that when Moore arrived at her apartment on Rolling Ridge Drive, she began hitting the door, and upon getting no answer Moore retrieved a pistol from her car.

“At this time (the other woman’s) older two children were in the room looking out the window when Moore returned and pointed the gun through the window at them,” according to the police report.

After Moore drove away from the scene, police said they conducted a traffic stop on her car on Hawthorne Avenue, where they recovered a .380-caliber semiautomatic pistol from a purse that was in the car.

Officers arrested and charged Moore with three counts of aggravated assault.

She was released from the county jail Tuesday afternoon, upon posting good security bonds totaling $1,850, according to the Clarke County Sheriff’s Office.

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