Assault with can opener alleged
Marcia J. Cohick-Weaver, 47, of 1031 Park Ave., was jailed on assault-related charges after allegedly striking her husband, Randy, in the face with a can opener and scratching his face with her nails during a disturbance last week at their home, city police said.
When Randy arrived home about 7:45 p.m. Thursday, Cohick-Weaver was "highly intoxicated and the two began arguing," police said in an affidavit.
Cohick-Weaver got angry and "started destroying the house by breaking the couple's belongings. She then grabbed a can opener and hit her husband in the face," police said in the affidavit.
She bolted from the scene but soon returned, police said. She then allegedly punched her husband in the eye and bit his arm, police said.
Following her arraignment later that night before District Judge Gary A. Whiteman on charges of simple assault and harassment, Cohick-Weaver was committed to the Lycoming County Prison in lieu of $7,500 bail.
Woman allegedly leads 34-mile pursuit
LEWISBURG - A Northumberland County driver is locked up on four counts of aggravated assault and related offenses after taking state and area police on a 34-mile pursuit Saturday afternoon that reached speeds of 75 mph.
During the high-speed chase that began about 12:50 p.m. and lasted about 30 minutes, Leslie Ann Arthurs, 29, of Sunbury, rammed the rear of a Milton police cruiser with her Jeep Cherokee, state police said.
The trouble began when police were called to the 6500 block of Buffalo Road near Mifflinburg to investigate a report of a driver tearing up landscape.
Troopers approaching the area saw the offending vehicle fleeing the scene and attempted to stop it, but the driver sped off and the chase was underway.
Other police departments that assisted in the pursuit included Milton, Buffalo Valley Regional and Shamokin.
The pursuit made its way to Route 15 in Kelly Township and to the on-ramp of Interstate 80, where it ended after troopers used an "immobilization technique" to disable the vehicle.
Arthurs was taken to Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, as a precautionary measure, police said. After being discharged, she was arraigned before District Judge Leo Armbruster on charges of aggravated assault, recklessly endangering, fleeing and eluding police, criminal mischief and numerous summary traffic violations. She was committed to the Union County Prison in lieu of $100,000 bail.
Police: Woman hit 70-year-old mother
Carrie Marie Smith, 29, of 340 Duke St., has been jailed on assault-related charges for allegedly striking her 70-year-old mother, who at the time was holding a 1-year-old child, state police said.
Police allege Smith struck Linnea Mabb in the back of the head and then in her right eye at Mabb's home at 1832 Route 405 in Muncy Creek Township on July 20.
Mabb was blind in her right eye for three weeks after the assault, police said.
Following her arraignment Friday before District Judge Gary A. Whiteman on charges of aggravated and simple assault, recklessly endangering and endangering the welfare of a child, Smith was committed to the Lycoming County Prison in lieu of $25,000 bail.