Lester Chambers Assailant Faces Felonies
The woman who was arrested last month for shoving blues rocker Lester Chambers into an onstage amp now faces several charges. Billboard reports that 43-year-old Dinalynn Andrews-Potter of Barstow, California faces felony counts of assault and elder abuse for the July 13th incident, when she shouted at and then shoved the 73-year-old musician while he performed the Curtis Mayfield song “People Get Ready” as a dedication to Trayvon Martin during a Bluesfest in Hayward.
Chambers, who says he’s hired an attorney, claims he’s still in pain and has trouble performing. “My nerves are shot. I shake. I can’t sleep… I have a great big lump over here on my left rib cage.” While he calls the attack a hate crime, his assailant sings a different tune. Andrews-Potter told police she had a stress disorder and that a repetitive part of the song caused her to snap.