City woman faces charges in 2 separate incidents

A local woman has been charged in connection with two unrelated incidents that took place in the city.

Nykia Patrice Coleman, 33, of 1925 West Fourth St., has been charged with felony aggravated assault for allegedly injuring a security officer, as well as possesion of cocaine, marijuana and drug paraphernalia in connection with another investigation.

In February, city police executed a search warrant on 1409 St. James Place, which was rented to Rosie Garrett, as part of an ongoing investigation at the residence. Coleman was living there at the time, records state.

In Coleman’s bedroom, police allegedly found several illegal objects on a television stand, including a metal “poker chip” marijuana grinder, a black digital scale, a change purse containing a clear knotted bag of cocaine, one small knotted bag of marijuana and two prescription pill bottles belonging to Coleman, which contained unknown pills, according to court record.

Police ran into Coleman again last Wednesday at the Williamsport Regional Medical Center where she had been receiving treatment, according to reports. Coleman allegedly had refused to go back to her room despite requests from hospital staff. Security officers were called and attempted to physically place Coleman back in her room, records state.

Coleman “took a defensive stance” and swung her fists as security officers tried to grab her. She allegedly hit one of the officers and caused a minor injury, according to police.

Coleman was arraigned for both incidents on Saturday before District Judge Jon E. Kemp. She remains incarcerated in lieu of $25,000 bail.