Alleged attack over parking space lands Memphis woman behind bars

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A Mid-South woman was arrested after being accused of attacking two neighbors over a parking spot, sending one woman to the hospital.

Memphis police said it happened in the 800 block of Bartlett Road on March 7.

The victims, a mother and daughter, told police they were involved in a verbal disagreement with Diamond Bradford over a parking spot. During the encounter, they said Bradford pushed the 65-year-old mother to the ground and began kicking her.

The second woman went to help her mother, and that's when she said Bradford pepper sprayed her. She was then punched repeatedly in the face.

Two or three other women then joined in on the attack before the victims were able to get to safety.

Police said surveillance video captured Bradford on camera assaulting the victims.

Michael Maher said his mother, one of the women involved in the fight at the Summer East Apartments, is recovering after getting into it with her neighbors.

"Two broken jaws. Four broken ribs. Couldn't walk. Had to have surgery," Maher said. "They put screws in her jaw."

Maher said his mother didn't start the fight but did try to fight back.

"She's afraid for her life," Maher said.

Bradford said the entire account is false. In fact, she claims it was her sister who got into it with Maher's mother, and Bradford wasn't even there.

She also claims it was Maher's sister who came to her sister's door to start trouble.

Bradford was arrested and charged with assault on Thursday.

The apartment complex has several surveillance cameras, so hopefully footage can help investigators figure out what really happened.

An apartment manager told WREG even though the affidavit blames Bradford, the video shows the Mahers started the fight.  The younger Maher has been banned from the property, and the older Maher has moved out.

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