Lakreshia Workman takes swing at deputy inside Berks courthouse, officials say
Woman was insisting she be arrested, according to court documents
A Reading woman who insisted she be arrested got her wish Monday when she allegedly assaulted a pair of sheriff's deputies during a scuffle inside the Berks County Courthouse.
The incident unfolded Monday in the sheriff's department's cell block area of the courthouse in downtown Reading.
A woman, identified by authorities as Lakreshia Workman, was with a young boy when she began looking into the windows of a pair of secured doors that separate the public area of the courthouse and the area where inmates are held between their transfer to and from the prison and court, according to court documents.
Deputies approached and proceeded to talk with Workman when she insisted that she be taken into custody, officials said. Deputies then told Workman that she needed to leave the courthouse and escorted her upstairs to the lobby.
Workman refused to leave and insisted in a loud manner that she be arrested, according to court documents. She became more upset when the boy's mother showed up and the two women exchanged words, said officials, adding that Workman then turned and swung an open hand at Deputy Travis Harrison.
A brief struggle ensued before Workman and two other deputies could take Workman to the ground and apprehend her, officials said.
Workman, 24, was charged with aggravated and simple assault, resisting arrest, disorderly conduct and defiant trespass. She was committed to the Berks County Jail on $5,000 bail.
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