2nd man arrested in boyfriends vs. car lot pepper spray incident after car repo

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28-year-old Masi Kingston is now the second person arrested and charged in the December assault of a car lot employee. Police say he and his boyfriend, Mandrekus North, participated in an assault on a car salesman just days before Christmas. After a repossession, unable to handle the confrontation on his own, North left the car lot to come back with Kingston, who is alleged to have pepper-sprayed the victim before they both fled the scene. Kingston was identified via a lineup and is jailed with a hold from Hamblen County, Tennessee.

An arrest warrant alleges that Kingston & North arrived at Michale’s Auto Sales just days before Christmas, on December 18th, 2019, in an attempt to retrieve property from his previously repossessed car. Once at the car lot, North learned the vehicle had already been sold with his belonging inside.

Masi Kingston (MNPD)
Masi Kingston (MNPD)

An affidavit details that North caused a scene at the business, but eventually left. A short time later, he returned to the Dickerson Pike business, along with his (ex/current) boyfriend, 28-year-old Masi Kingston. The couple entered the building, making yet another scene, demanding the property be returned. A warrant charges that Kingston then pepper-sprayed the victim, Farid Koushkbaghi, in the face, causing pain and discomfort. Kingston and North then fled the scene in a white Chevy Impala, according to police.

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Mandrekus North (MNPD)
Mandrekus North (MNPD)

North spoke with police twice on the phone but refused to be interviewed. He was taken into custody just before 2 a.m. Friday morning, charged with assault. Masi Kingston was taken into custody on March 19th, and remains jailed on a hold from Hamblen County, Tennessee.

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