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Police: Dillsburg woman kicked prison guard
A Dillsburg woman who allegedly attempted to take an officer's gun last month is now accused of assaulting a prison guard shortly after her imprisonment.
Felicia Samantha McCoy, 25, of 403 S. Baltimore St., is charged with aggravated assault, simple assault and harassment, according to charging documents.
State police say on March 31, two female guards tried to get McCoy to get off the phone, and she knocked them to the ground and kicked one of them multiple times. She was finally restrained when she was pepper sprayed as other guards came to assist, documents state.
Latest incident: The two guards had asked McCoy to stop using the phone so she could receive a write-up for throwing a pen in the counselor's office, police said.
McCoy allegedly told the officers she was not going back to her cell, telling them "make me," according to documents.
One guard placed a hand on her to lead her toward her cell, and she told the guard to Tase her, police said. McCoy then allegedly punched the guard in the face, documents state. Police say a struggle ensued between the guards and McCoy, and she kicked one guard's head into the wall while the guard was on the ground.
The guard told police she had contusions to her scalp, thorax and right shoulder after the struggle with McCoy, documents state.
McCoy told police she did not appreciate having to end her call and felt the guards were ganging up on her, police said. Police say she admitted she "flipped out" and "snapped" when one guard put a hand on her, and she admitted to punching one guard in the face.
Previous incident: On March 27, at about 10:15 p.m., Carroll Township Police were sent to McCoy's apartment in Dillsburg to serve a warrant for an involuntary mental health commitment, documents state. Police say they were told she had been drinking and was armed and threatening suicide.
When they tried to arrest her, she resisted and attempted to take an officer's gun and Taser when they had her on the ground, documents state. Police were able to get her hands off the weapons, and she was taken to the hospital.
Police say they found a fully loaded Smith and Wesson pistol between sofa cushions near where the struggle took place, with the hammer cocked into a fire position. A large hunting rifle and a suicide note were found nearby as well, documents state.
McCoy was charged with four counts of resisting arrest and one count each of disarming a law enforcement officer and disorderly conduct for the incident, documents state. Online court records show she was taken to prison on March 30, where she remains on $50,000 bail.
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