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Police: Hanover woman punched officer, told him to shoot her

Tina Locurto
York Dispatch
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A Hanover woman punched a police officer and told him to shoot her before telling medical staff she had "three sips" of alcohol that day, police allege.

Heather Nicole Reed, 25, is charged with aggravated assault, a felony. She also is charged with misdemeanor disorderly conduct as well as public drunkenness and harassment, which are summary offenses.

Northern York County Regional Police initially had pulled over a car for speeding at 10:04 a.m. Saturday in the 5500 block of Lehman Road in North Codorus Township.

Once the vehicle pulled over, Reed got out of the rear driver's side seat  and came toward officers, yelling "f—k you," police allege.

Reed also crawled into the middle of the road and asked if she could sit in the back of a police cruiser, to which officers agreed. Once she sat in the back of the cruiser, she told an officer that she didn't trust him, according to charging documents.

"I began to grab Reed's arms to control her, but she kept flailing her arms and began punching me in the chest," the officer said, according to charging documents. "Reed then closed fist struck the left side of my face between my jaw and ear, causing pain."

An officer shoved Reed into the back of the police cruiser while she told officers to "shoot her," according to police.

Officers made contact with two other passengers in the car with Reed, who told police that they were taking Reed to York Hospital for help.

One said that Reed's grandfather had recently died and that she had "several issues lately," charging documents state.

Later at York Hospital, while Reed was receiving medical attention, she told staff that she had "three sips" of alcohol, police allege.

A warrant has been issued for Reed.

— Reach Tina Locurto at tlocurto@yorkdispatch.com or on Twitter at @tina_locurto.