Woman barges into home, assaults another woman with lawnmower blade

By Tanya Mitchell | Jun 16, 2014
Source: Waldo County Sheriff's Office Latisha Cook

Belmont — A 19-year-old Belmont woman is facing charges after she allegedly entered a Lincolnville Road home uninvited and assaulted another woman with a lawnmower blade Sunday night, June 14.

Latisha Cook, 19, of Belmont, was arrested on charges of reckless conduct with a dangerous weapon and aggravated criminal trespass following the incident, which reportedly occurred at about 7 p.m.

Lt. Jason Trundy with the Waldo County Sheriff's Office said Cook and the female victim were engaged in an argument through text messages prior to the alleged incident, but that it is unclear what the argument was about.

The victim was at the Lincolnville Road residence visiting with a male subject who resides there when Trundy said Cook "barged in the door and started putting the hurt on the victim."

Trundy said the man noticed Cook had something in her hand as she was assaulting the other woman, and after getting a closer look determined Cook was wielding a lawnmower blade.

"The victim was hit in the head, the shoulder and the arms three to four times," said Trundy.

The male eventually wrestled the blade away from Cook, after which Cook left the scene. Trundy said officers caught up with Cook a short time later and placed her under arrest.

Trundy said the officers called and ambulance for the victim, and she was treated for her injuries.

Cook is scheduled to appear at Waldo County Superior Court in Belfast Wednesday, Aug. 27.

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