Cops: Nanticoke woman stunned by Taser after challenging officer to fight

By Ed Lewis - [email protected]

LARKSVILLE — A woman allegedly challenged an officer to fight her before she was stunned by a Taser outside a gas station Tuesday night.

Police arrested Remona Celee Harry, 34, of East Noble Street, Nanticoke, after investigating an altercation inside a vehicle parked outside Citgo on East Main Street just before 9 p.m.

According to a criminal complaint:

Police found Harry and another woman punching each other inside a vehicle that was also occupied by an 18-year-old and 10-year-old.

Harry refused to provide her name. She told an officer: “This is not New York.”

Harry continued to refuse to give the officer her name and date of birth and her identification card. When told she was being detained for an alleged assault, Harry refused to get out of the vehicle.

An officer displayed his Taser and ordered Harry to exit the vehicle. Harry got out clenching her fists. She told an officer: “What do you want, to fight?” When told again she was being detained, Harry responded: “Do you want to (expletive) fight?”

Harry was stunned by a Taser during a struggle. She was placed in the rear seat of a cruiser and began screaming and kicking.

She refused to allow the officer and paramedics to remove the Taser probes that penetrated her abdomen.

Harry was transported to Wilkes-Barre General Hospital, where the probes were removed.

Harry was identified when her fingerprints were scanned at the Kingston Police Department.

A family member took custody of the children in the vehicle.

Harry was arraigned by District Judge Donald Whittaker in Nanticoke on charges of resisting arrest, disorderly conduct and harassment. She was jailed for lack of $50,000 bail.

By Ed Lewis

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