Police: Woman slapped York Hospital ER technician

John Joyce
  • York City Police say a woman in a bikini attacked another woman and screamed she had "religious psychic powers."
  • Jenelle Grantham, charged with aggravated assault, then attacked an ER worker at York Hospital, police said.

A bikini-clad York City woman assaulted another woman outside her home Aug. 23, and then changed clothes before being brought by a Schaad Detective Agency security officer to York Hospital, where she slapped an emergency room technician, York City Police said.

Jenelle Grantham, 38, of 50 W. Boundary Ave., is charged with aggravated assault and harassment. She is being held in York County Prison under a $100,000 secured bond.

According to charging documents, Grantham came out of her residence about 3 p.m. Aug. 23 wearing a yellow bikini and approached a woman in a "fury." A witness told police Grantham hit the victim in the head multiple times with closed fists and with open hands, forcing the woman to the ground, all the while calling her names and saying she "deserved this," the documents said.


After the assault, Grantham went back inside, changed into "normal" clothes and continued to yell and scream about her "religious psychic powers," according to the documents. About that time, she was detained by the security officer.

York City Police transported Grantham to York Hospital but after leaving were quickly called back for a report that Grantham had attacked an ER technician.

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Speaking with the alleged second victim, police learned the technician had been walking past the room where Grantham had been placed when Grantham came out, approached her from behind and slapped the back of the technician's neck so hard she left a handprint, the documents said.

Grantham is scheduled for a preliminary hearing at 9 a.m. Sept. 9.

— Reach John Joyce at jjoyce2@yorkdispatch.com or on Twitter @JohnJoyceYD.