HANOVER TWP. —A home surveillance camera recorded an elderly woman lying on a sidewalk outside her Solomon Street home being struck by items allegedly thrown by her niece, Isis Ann Brown, for nearly 90 minutes early Friday morning.
Brown, 34, was arrested after she allegedly threw a glass tray at a township police officer who stunned her with a Taser at 33 Solomon St.
The victim, Dorothy Koreny, 78, was transported to Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center in Plains Township for head and facial injuries. She was listed in critical condition late Friday afternoon, according to a hospital spokesperson.
A barefoot Brown said “No comment” when she was taken for an arraignment before District Judge Joseph Halesey in Hanover Township where she was charged with aggravated assault, simple assault, criminal attempt to commit simple assault and recklessly endangering another person. She was jailed at the Luzerne County Correctional Facility for lack of $50,000 bail.
State police Forensic Services Unit processed the scene for evidence. A blue tarp was placed on the front porch to protect evidence from rain Friday morning.
Detectives with the township and district attorney’s office canvassed the neighborhood discovering a neighbor had a surveillance camera that recorded the alleged assault.
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Hanover Township Police and State Police Forensic Services are investigating an assault of an elderly woman at a residence on Solomon Street that happened on Friday morning.
Authorites were called to the residence just after 7 a.m. A woman in her 80s is badly injured, and a younger woman who was believed to be a relative was detained by authorities.
A blue tarp was placed on the front porch to protect evidence because of the rain.
A neighbor said there had been disturbances at that residence.
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