JONESBORO Sometimes, it’s just hard out there to be a pimp, according to the lyics of popular song.
At least it can be once the hammer is brought down by a grand jury. There isn’t much hustling a pimp can do to get out of that kind of flow.
Demetrius Lamont Hadley may be learning that the hard way, if he ends up being convicted of the charges he is now facing. Hadley was indicted Wednesday for pimping, kidnapping with bodily injury, false imprisonment, aggravated assault and battery-family violence.
Hadley is accused of collecting money from a prostitute — whose age is listed in the indictment as being “between 16 and 18” — on Nov. 11. He is also accused of kidnapping her six days later, holding her against her will in an apartment, striking her chin and choking her. The choking bruised her neck, according to the indictment.
Woman accused of assaulting unborn child
Sandra Gloria Vazquez was indicted on charges of battery, assault of unborn child and three counts of aggravated assault for allegedly treating a pregnant woman like a T-ball stand.
Vazquez is accused of striking Maria Padilla with a baseball bat on her head, right leg and abdomen Dec. 3. One of the counts in the indictment accuses Vazquez of attempting to “inflict violent injury on the unborn child of Maria Padilla.”
The indictment does not state how far along Padilla was in her pregnancy, or how severely her unborn child was injured during the incident.
Father indicted in attack on child’s mother
Devon Datanian Beard was indicted on charges of battery, simple battery, cruelty to children, obstruction of an officer and two counts of false imprisonment for an alleged fight with his child’s mother in separate incidents on Jan. 18 and Jan. 24.
Beard is accused of confining Alexandria Jackson “without legal authority” Jan. 18. During the incident, he allegedly grabbed her wrist, punched her face, shoved her head into a wall and bit her shoulder during the incident.
The indictment further accuses Beard of again imprisoning Jackson Jan. 24. He allegedly committed the act in front of their underage child and is accused of then trying to stop a sheriff’s deputy from entering the apartment when she tried to execute an arrest warrant against him.
All defendants should be considered innocent until proven guilty.