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.