State police say woman spit on trooper
A North Union woman is accused of spitting in the face of a state police trooper who had arrested her husband after he allegedly slashed a 2-inch-long cut in her neck with a knife during an argument on Saturday morning.
Shawna Lynn Fant, 32, allegedly spit on the face and arm of Trooper Jason Delaini of the Uniontown barracks about6 a.m. at the couple's home when she was told she could not speak to Erik James Maselli, 33, of Uniontown because he was in custody.
Delaini told Fant to keep away from his patrol car when she allegedly began to yell profanities and walked toward the cruiser, police said.
Fant resisted being placed in the car, and two troopers had to forcefully put her into the vehicle, according to court records.
She initially told police that Maselli had left the Greenpoint Circle residence before police arrived.
Delaini and Trooper Michael D. Thompson arrested Maselli about 5:10 a.m. in an upstairs bedroom where he was hiding behind a dresser, police said. Thompson had to pull Maselli from behind the dresser and put him on the floor, and several troopers were needed to restrain and handcuff him, police stated in an affidavit filed against him.
Fant told police she was cut when she threatened to call police during the argument. Fayette County 911 received several hang-up calls, police said.
Fant was arraigned at the Fayette County booking center on charges of aggravated assault, resisting arrest and disorderly conduct. She was released on $5,000 bond.
Maselli was charged with simple assault and resisting arrest.
Maselli and Fant face a preliminary hearing Nov. 20 before Uniontown District Judge Wendy Dennis.
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