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Mother, Sister Charged in Face-Slashing Attack

Posted February 5, 2008

— Cumberland County Sheriff’s detectives Tuesday arrested the mother and younger sister of a woman already charged in an attack in which a Hope Mills girl's face was slashed with a knife last month.

Officials said they charged Audrey Ann Banks, 38, of 604 Sunpointe Drive, Hope Mills, with assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury and being an accessory after the fact.

Banks' daughter, Jessica Michelle Leal, 18, of 5735 Hilltop Drive, was charged with assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious bodily injury after deputies said she attacked 17-year old Terra Madison, of 350 Grimes Road during a fight at Madison's home.

Madison suffered a laceration to the face and was taken to Cape Fear Valley Medical Center for treatment.

Also arrested Tuesday was Jenea Arielle Banks, 17, of her mother's address. Deputies charged her with simple assault, saying she was with her mother when the elder Banks drove Leal to Madison's house so there could be a fight.

Audrey banks was released on a $35,000 bond and scheduled to appear in court Wednesday.

Jenea Banks was released on a $1,000 bond for a court appearance March 3, deputies said.


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  • TheAdmiral Feb 12, 2008

    Women do not attack anyone - only men attack women.

  • sunflowerbubbles Feb 6, 2008

    Well, aren't we all proud! (sarcastically of course)

  • jmurach Feb 6, 2008

    Some people should never procreate

  • ThatsWhatIThought Feb 6, 2008

    Can we say nomination for mother of the year?

    What is wrong with folks?? I would never drive my daughter to someone's house for a fight and if I found out my daughter had been in a fight, she'd be in for it when I found her.

  • Candlelove Feb 6, 2008

    All this, for what???

  • dukebbfan Feb 6, 2008

    This is so sad. Some kids today have no regards for another person and they think violence is the answer but it doesnt sound like this girl has much of a role mother at home.

  • Adelinthe Feb 6, 2008

    What a pair, and what a terrible mother!

    Praying for justice for the injured, seift and harsh. Praying for the perps to lean something so they can become civilized human beings, rather than the subhumans they now are.

    God bless.

    Rev. RB

  • miketroll3572 Feb 6, 2008

    Man, there are a couple winners. Hope they do some serious time but doubt it seriously.

  • Sandollar Feb 6, 2008

    When people attack like this, there is a killer inside.

  • Sidekick Feb 6, 2008

    Musta had something to do with a boy.