Woman arrested after caller reports she was being followed

BEDFORD  – A Bedford woman was arrested Wednesday when a warrant was issued for her arrest after an incident on March 26, 2022. 

Bedford Police arrested 26-year-old Kimberly Walton on a charge of domestic battery. 

Kimberly Walton

According to a probable cause affidavit, on March 26th Bedford Police officers were called to the Bedford Public Library at 12:35 p.m. after a caller reported that she was beng followed by a woman in a gold Chrysler 200 trying to fight her. 

The caller said Walton was traveling west in the alley toward L street. 

When police arrived they found a small group of people in the empty parking lot on the south side of the library. 

One of the females was visibly upset and had redness to her face and a cut on the right side of her face. 

Police spoke with everyone in the group. They told police Walton had taken the kids and was headed to Chicago. 

The victim told police Walton had blocked her vehicle in the parking lot and attacked her. 

Walton then fled, traveling south on L Street. Officers began a search for Walton. 

An ambulance was requested to the scene to evaluate the female victim’s injuries. 

A witness to the fight told police that Walton had slammed into the victim’s vehicle and then blocked the vehicle in. She then pulled the victim from the vehicle and grabbed her by the throat and slammed her against the hood of the truck, causing the victim’s head to hit the truck. She then threw the victim to the ground, kicked her and punched her repeatedly in the face.

Walton told police she never hit the victim’s vehicle or blocked her vehicle in. She said the victim had begun yelling at her so she got out of her vehicle. She said the victim got in her face so she pushed the woman away. The victim then grabbed Walton by the hair so Walton pulled her down to the ground. She denied hitting or kicking the woman. She then got in her vehicle and left.

The information was forwarded to the Lawrence County Prosecutor’s Office and a warrant was issued for Walton’s arrest.