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January 19, 2014

Woman charged with assaulting officer

NEW CASTLE — A Mahoningtown woman who said she had drunk Febreze allegedly kicked a policeman.

Officers arrested Ashely Eicheldinger, 26, of 406 Sixth St., in connection with the incident, which occurred around 12:10 a.m. Thursday.

New Castle police were called to Eicheldinger’s house, where a man said she had punched him in the face and was drinking Febreze, a fabric and air freshener.

She allegedly told police had been drinking Febreze and whiskey. The police called an ambulance and ordered Eicheldinger to go to the hospital. She refused and struggled with police and kicked an officer in the groin, police said.

Eicheldinger was then taken to the police station and became unresponsive in the cell. When she was revived she was taken to Jameson Hospital for evaluation.

She is charged with simple assault, resisting arrest and harassment, in addition to an aggravated assault charge.

Eicheldinger was arraigned by District Judge Melissa A. Amodie and placed in the Lawrence County jail in lieu of $5,000 bond.

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