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Etna woman accused in assault on officer at Seven Springs

| Saturday, Sept. 18, 2010

An Etna woman faces assault and other charges after she allegedly attacked a police officer in a bar at Seven Springs Mountain Resort and smashed a window in a state police vehicle.

Kristalyn Dawn Thompson, 29, of 104 Cherry St., is charged with aggravated assault, simple assault, institutional vandalism, disorderly conduct, harassment and public drunkenness for the incident that occurred about 1 a.m. Friday at the resort's Bavarian Beach Bar.

In court papers, state police at Somerset allege resort security found Thompson in a men's restroom. Thompson, who police said was highly intoxicated, was taken back to the bar to her boyfriend while Seven Springs Borough Police were called.

When borough Officer L. Earl Reed arrived, Thompson began swearing and throwing punches, striking Reed in the chest as she swung at her boyfriend, state police said. As Reed attempted to place Thompson in handcuffs, she kicked him in the groin and left leg, police said.

With security personnel assisting, Reed took Thompson to his patrol car where she allegedly kicked him in the chest, police said.

State police, who were called to assist, said that when Thompson was placed in their patrol vehicle to be taken to their station, she began banging her head on the left rear door window, causing the glass to shatter.

Thompson was arraigned by Confluence District Judge Sandra Stevanus and held in the Somerset County Jail in lieu of $20,000 bond.

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