Police: Coal Township woman threatened deputy with razor
COAL TOWNSHIP - A township woman has been charged with threatening to slash a deputy police chief with a razor early Monday morning after she cut herself with the same blade at her home.
Melissa D. Brokenshire, 41, of 515 S. Ash St., is charged by Deputy Police Chief Chris Williams with a felony of criminal attempt to commit aggravated assault and a misdemeanor of criminal attempt to commit simple assault relating to the 12:28 a.m. incident.
According to a criminal complaint filed at the office of Magisterial District Judge John Gembic III, Williams and Patrolman David Sage were dispatched to Brokenshire's residence for a report of a woman injuring herself. Upon arrival, Williams observed numerous blood stains on Brokenshire's hooded sweatshirt. When asked by police what was wrong, Brokenshire said she cut herself with a razor and was going to use the same blade to cut Williams. Police said Brokenshire then waved the blade, which was partially exposed from a package of razors, toward the officer. The package of razors was then taken away from Brokenshire by Williams.
Brokenshire was arraigned at 4 p.m. Wednesday by Magisterial District Judge John Gembic III and released on $10,000 bail.