Andre Payne charged in assault of girlfriend during argument about texts on her phone

22-year-old Andre Payne got angry with his girlfriend, La Chacia Blackman, over texts she received on the 20th of August. Officers were dispatched to Linbar Dr. for a call regarding a domestic disturbance. Blackman spoke with officers as they arrived and stated that she and Payne had an argument before he left the apartment. Payne came back shortly after searching for his phone, pushed his way into the apartment, and began to throw things around. Blackman said this was when she began to record Payne with her phone as he pushed her, causing her hand to hit the dresser, and then Payne left again. Officers observed an inch-and-a-half-long cut on Blackman’s palm. Payne was taken into custody this weekend for domestic assault.