Winston-Salem police car (WEB)

A Winston-Salem woman was accused Tuesday morning of assaulting a polling volunteer at the precinct inside the Martin Luther King Recreation Center on Pittsburg Avenue, authorities said.

Wnston-Salem police served Lakeyrah Aiesha McBride, 34, of Underwood Avenue with a criminal summons for misdemeanor assault, police said.

The incident happened at 8:53 a.m. when officers went to the recreation center for a reported disturbance, police said. Officers determined that the disturbance involved McBride and Susan Kelley Stevens of Lewisville.

Stevens told the officers that she had been assaulted, police said, although details were not immediately available.

The incident didn't interrupt voting at the precinct, police said. 

Police told Tim Tsujjii, the Forsyth County elections director, about the incident, and Tsujjii requested no further police assistance at the precinct, according to a media release from police. 

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