Facebook Posting Apparently Leads To Fight and Neighborhood Disturbance
Lea Johnson of Saddler Street was initially taken into custody for disorderly conduct and contributing to the delinquency of a minor, but had a charge of aggravated battery to a police officer added after allegedly kicking the Centralia Police officer who had placed her in his car. Police say the fight apparently started over a Facebook posting.
Police were initially called to a disturbance in the 700 block of Sycamore Street where Johnson had gathered with about ten other people trying to get the other girl to come out to fight. Johnson told police her daughter had been jumped by approximately five people at the Sycamore Street address the day before.
Police report Johnson kept screaming and hollering at the crowd even after being taken into custody. She reportedly kicked the officer with both feet in the chest two times and one time in the leg before being secured.
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Police Beat for Saturday, June 25th, 2016