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Woman Punches Officer in the Face During Courtroom Kerfuffle

After returning to court to face jail time for violating the terms of her probation, a Lakewood woman allegedly attacked an officer assigned to the court. She now faces a felonious assault charge.

A woman facing a stint in jail for misdemeanor charges is looking at a much more serious charge after allegedly attacking a courtroom officer in Lakewood Municipal Court on Monday. 

The 28-year-old Lakewood woman was hauled back to court for violating the terms of her probation, after pleading guilty to disorderly conduct, public intoxication and giving false information to police officers in January.

When she “aggressively” approached Judge Patrick Carroll, an officer tried to restrain her and she punched him in the face, according to officials at city hall.

“Due to continued disruptive behavior in court, (the) defendant (was) remanded pending further court order,” according to court records.

She was charged with felonious assault following the courtroom kerfuffle.

The courtroom officer — a retired Lakewood Police officer — was not seriously injured during the incident. 

During the city council meeting Monday, she could be heard in the hallways of Lakewood City Hall howling from her jail cell.

Cherie Simpson May 22, 2013 at 05:43 PM
Let's all hope and pray this woman doesn't have a driver's license. Obviously, she is an alcoholic. Is mandatory detox legal? How about a psych eval?? I hope Judge Carroll gives her the maximum sentence for what she has done. After serving the jail time she deserves, she also needs to be sentenced to court ordered AA meeting attendance. Maybe somewhere along the line, she will finally reach her bottom and decide to stop drinking before she gets in a car and kills someone.

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