Christina Stueve Hodges Jan. 2, 2013, 7:19am

A Greenville woman is suing a Pierron woman for allegedly assaulting her while the two were patronizing a Pierron bar.

According to a lawsuit filed Dec. 19 in Madison County Circuit Court, plaintiff Sheila Mae Carter was at the Smokehouse Bar on Feb. 22, 2012 at 11:33 p.m. when defendant Mary Murphy struck her and forced her to the ground and then “violently and physically beat and kicked her.”

Murphy was in the Smokehouse Bar in an intoxicated state, the lawsuit states.

Carter claims she suffered injuries to her face, mouth and right ankle, the lawsuit states.

Also named in the lawsuit is defendant County Line Smokehouse, Inc., doing business as the Smokehouse Bar.

Carter claims County Line Smokehouse negligently and carelessly allowed Murphy to become violent toward Carter, resulting in the injuries she sustained.

Carter also claims the Smokehouse served Murphy alcohol, which caused Murphy’s intoxication and then caused Murphy to assault Carter.

Carter seeks in excess of $50,000.

Carter is represented by the law firm of Hassakis & Hassakis in Mt. Vernon.

The case is assigned to Madison County Circuit Judge Dennis Ruth.

Madison County case number 12-L-2044.

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