Woman arrested for assault

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By Chris Sardelli

A routine disturbance call helped local authorities track down a woman wanted for assaulting another woman last month. 

Teneka Yulundus Patterson, 26, 1941 Usher Road, was arrested June 22 on an outstanding warrant for third-degree assault and battery, according to a Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office incident report. 

Sheriff’s Maj. Matt Shaw said deputies found Patterson standing in her front yard as they were responding to a disturbance there just after 9 p.m. June 22.

Patterson told deputies the disturbance was settled and they were no longer needed.

When Patterson’s name was entered into the National Criminal Information Center (NCIC) database, deputies discovered she was wanted by the Lancaster Police Department on an outstanding charge, the report said. 

According to the arrest warrant, which was issued and signed June 14, Patterson was wanted for striking a woman in her face and head June 13. 

Detectives noted in the warrant that the victim was called to an apartment and when she entered, Patterson immediately began striking her. 

The victim was able to get away from Patterson, run up a flight of stairs and jump out of a second-floor window to escape the assault, the warrant said. 

The victim was later taken to Springs Memorial Hospital emergency room and treated for her injuries, though the extent of her injuries was unknown Tuesday, July 9. 

Several witnesses were interviewed in the case and confirmed the victim’s story, the warrant said. 

After conferring with police officers and matching her photo, deputies arrested Patterson, Shaw said. 

“She was wanted by the city so we transported her to them,” Shaw said. “We put her in the car and dropped her off at the police department.”


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