Police: Woman charged with assaulting ex-girlfriend

By Ed Lewis - [email protected]

WILKES-BARRE — City police arrested Nayaka L. Ross, 28, on charges she forced her way inside a Blackman Street residence and assaulted her ex-girlfriend with a broken bottle on Friday.

According to the criminal complaint:

Police encountered four people fighting in the driveway of 125 Blackman St. at about 4:45 p.m. Friday.

Nikyya Kornegay allegedly told police she was inside her residence with her girlfriend, Sherma Hodges, when Denecio Herbert entered talking to Ross on a cell phone. Herbert allegedly slapped Kornegay in the face and pulled her hair.

Kornegay claimed she heard smashing glass shortly before Ross allegedly entered the house holding a broken bottle. Kornegay identified Ross as her ex-girlfriend, the complaint says.

Police said Kornegay alleged Ross swung the broken bottle and grabbed a knife she also swung at her.

Kornegay suffered a hand injury when she was struck by the broken bottle, police said.

Police said they recovered a knife that had blood on it and marijuana inside a Saturn parked on a sidewalk near the residence.

Kornegay was treated at Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center, police said.

Ross was charged with aggravated assault, simple assault, harassment, recklessly endangering another person, disorderly conduct, criminal mischief, possession of a small amount of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. She was arraigned by District Judge James Haggerty in Kingston and released on $25,000 unsecured bail.


By Ed Lewis

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