Woman accused of kicking York Area cop in crotch waives hearing

  • A woman accused of kicking a York Area cop in the crotch during her arrest last month waived her hearing Tuesday.
  • Her attorney said they are trying to get her into some treatment.
  • She is scheduled to be formally arraigned next month.

A Dallastown woman accused of kicking an officer in the crotch during an arrest last month waived her preliminary hearing, according to her attorney.

Alexa Chance Lauver's public defender, Josh Neiderhiser, said Lauver waived her preliminary hearing Tuesday, Sept. 12.

"We're just trying to get her into some treatment," he said, adding that they would like to get an agreement in place for the case.

Alexa Lauver

Police said last month that York Area Regional officers were arresting her on unrelated charges when she became combative.

Lauver, 21, of the 500 block of South Duke Street, is charged with two counts of aggravated assault and one count of resisting arrest.

Response: Officers from York Area Regional Police were sent to Lauver's home for a report of a domestic assault about 1:30 p.m.  Aug. 16.

When police arrived, Lauver was seen at the edge of the yard with a small baby. She told police she thought she had a broken arm from an incident that had happened a few days before, police said.

The officers went inside her home and talked with a man whom Lauver claimed she had had a fight with, documents state. He told them the two had had an argument, but he said he didn't want her arrested, just gone from the residence, court documents state.

Arrest: While there, one of the responding officers found that Lauver had an outstanding warrant for unlawful contact with a minor, filed by Southwestern Regional Police.

An officer informed her of the warrant and told her to contact someone to watch her child, but she could not find someone. Police asked for a constable to take Lauver for her arraignment when she began walking from room to room, police said.

She told them to stay in the dining room, but the officers said because of the warrant, "where she goes, we go," court documents state.

Lauver sat in a chair in the kitchen, and the officer told her she was under arrest and needed to stand up, to which police say she responded by saying "F— you."

Resisting: An officer grabbed her by the left wrist, and she tried breaking free and started swinging her fists and kicking her legs as the two officers tried putting handcuffs on her, police said.

"I was kicked several times in the side and chest, and (the other officer) was kicked several times, one landing in his groin," the responding officer wrote in charging documents.

Lauver was taken to the the floor of the kitchen, where she continued to resist even after she was handcuffed, police said. 

"She was still kicking and flailing on the floor and trying to get up to fight us," court documents state.

One officer had to put ankle restraints on her, and Lauver continued resisting even after she was told to stop, according to police.

A corporal came into the home and assisted the other two officers, and police say the three of them had to carry her out to the police cruiser.

She continued resisting, cursing and yelling as she was carried out, documents state

Southwestern charges: The warrant York Area Regional Police informed her about was filed by Southwestern Regional Police in early August.

Southwestern Regional Police Chief Greg Bean said his department had received information in May alleging Lauver sent explicit images and text messages to a 15-year-old earlier this year.

Charges were filed for her on Aug. 7.

For that case, she is charged with unlawful contact with a minor, disseminating explicit sexual materials to a minor and corruption of minors.

Neiderhiser said an agreement is already in place for that case, but he said he was unable to comment on the specifics of it just yet.

Lauver is scheduled to be formally arraigned on her York Area Regional charges on Oct. 13.

She remains in York County Prison without bail.

— Reach Christopher Dornblaser at cdornblaser@yorkdispatch.com or on Twitter at @YDDornblaser.