A 44 year old woman is facing charges an incident at 14th and E Street at 5:30 p.m. on September 27th. An officer was flagged down at 12th and E after an assault. A 44 year old woman reported she was walking and talking on her phone when she was approached by a woman she didn’t know. That woman started to punch the victim. Witnesses confirmed the report and stated the attack seemed unprovoked.
The officer took Nyazoly Deng into custody. While in the cruiser, Deng was able to free one of her hands from the cuffs and reached through the partition in the squad car. Deng grabbed the officer by the hair and pulled their head backwards. Deng then grabbed around the officer’s face and scratched the officer’s face and eyes. The officer was able to get free from Deng’s grasp and with the help of other officers, Deng was restrained for the remainder of the trip to jail. The officer is recovering.
Deng was arrested for assault on an officer and for assault of the woman.
A few hours later, police were called to the jail as Deng had struck a corrections officer in the face while being moved to a different cell. The corrections officer was treated at a local hospital for non-life threatening facial injuries. Deng was again arrested for an additional charge of assault on a corrections officer.