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Woman jailed for assault on trooper

Published February 12. 2013 05:02PM

A Monroe County woman was jailed on Monday after she allegedly assaulted a state trooper at her residence.

State police at Lehighton identified the suspect as Deborah Amelia Lucera, 59, of 256 Blue Ridge Drive, in Saylorsburg, Ross Township.

Troopers said Lucera has been charged with two counts each of aggravated assault (felony twos), simple assault (misdemeanor twos), resisting arrest (misdemeanor one), and a summary offense of harassment.

According to troopers about 1:30 p.m. Monday Troopers Michael A. Walsh and Justin Magluilo responded to the Lucera residence to assist an EMS unit. On scene the two troopers encountered Lucera and a male subject, who was unconscious, in an upstairs living room area.

Walsh and Magluilo attempted to escort the male down the steps to the ambulance. While they were attempting to assist the male Lucera came down the steps in a "hostile and aggressive manner" at Walsh. She began to kick Walsh in the legs several times and attempted to push him down the steps while cursing and directing profanities at him.

Lucera grabbed Walsh's tie ripping it from his uniform. Walsh then attempted to restrain Lucera. While attempting to gain control of Lucera, she attempted to bite the trooper on the right arm several times.

She also resisted arrest by pulling both of her arms away from Walsh while cursing and kicking her legs.

She was finally taken into custody and charged.

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