Atmore woman arrested for aggravated bat-tery


News Staff Writer

An Atmore woman was arrested August 3, almost three months after she allegedly attacked a northwest Florida woman with a baseball bat.
According to Escambia County (Fla.) Jail records, Y’keria Olympia Banks, 20, of a Johnson Street address, is charged with one count of second-degree aggravated battery, a felony, in the May 6 incident that happened at the victim’s residence.
According to Escambia County (Fla.) Sheriff’s Office reports, the attack occurred at 11:45 p.m. on May 6, when the Atmore woman “did commit the offense of aggravated battery by actually and intentionally striking (the victim) in the forehead with a baseball bat causing injury.”
Reports show that Banks and a group of friends drove in four cars to the Florida woman’s Dan Hill Road residence with the intent of fighting the victim’s daughter. Banks reportedly “drove back and forth in front of (the victim’s) residence, taunting her.”
When the victim came outside and told Banks and her friends to leave, she was “hit in the head with a metallic baseball bat.”
The Atmore woman was positively identified as the assailant from a photo lineup shown to the victim and another witness, and an arrest warrant was obtained.
Banks was processed into the jail, then released when a $2,500 bond was posted on her behalf. As conditions of the bond, she is to have no contact with the victim or the victim’s daughter. She is also prohibited from going within 1,000 feet of the victim’s home.