Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Pregnant Woman Attacks Bartender Who Cut Her Off; Plea Reached

BEAVER, Pa. -- A pregnant Beaver County woman accused of smashing a beer bottle against a bartender's head after she was told she couldn't order any more drinks at a Rochester bar agreed to plead guilty Tuesday.
Police said Keisharra Abercrombie, 30, who is six months pregnant, assaulted Ricki Shields, 39, early Saturday morning at Squires Municipal Grill on Adams Street after being told she shouldn't be drinking.
Shields said she noticed Abercrombie was pregnant and told her she wouldn't serve her any more alcohol. According to the police report, Abercrombie got mad and hit Shields with a beer bottle and glass, ripping part of shield's ear off. She needed 28 stitches and plastic surgery to put it together again.
Abercrombie, of Rochester, pleaded guilty to a felony charge of aggravated assault in exchange for charges of simple assault, harassment and reckless endangerment being dropped.
Prosecutors said Abercrombie would be sentenced to six months of probation and won't have to serve any jail time.
Abercrombie's defense attorney said he was pleased with the deal, but Shields said she was not happy that Abercrombie would be let out of jail, likely within 24 hours.
Abercrombie's attorney said she's a nursing student who just wants to get on with her life.
"And wants to make it clear that this isn't a situation where she went in like a raving lunatic looking for a problem," said defense attorney Steven Valsamidis. "There was a verbal altercation escalating to a physical altercation resulting in injury."
Shields said she's not afraid to tend bar again, but is not entirely happy with the plea agreement.
"As far as the probation, I'm not comfortable with that, and she's going to be back on the street, and the only thing that's good is if anything happens again, she will have the felony charge underneath her belt, and she'd go to jail," said Shields.
As part of the plea agreement, Abercrombie is prohibited from returning to the bar where the incident occurred.
Abercrombie, who's been in jail since the incident, was scheduled to be released on bail Tuesday. The court appearance at which time she's expected to make her guilty plea and get probation is scheduled for April 11.


what a pleasant memory for the child. i hope she puts the newspaper clippings in the babies scrapbook. you can almost here her snuggling up and telling her retarded child how she was carrying it when she got in a drunken rage and ripped off part of the bartenders ear. wont that be lovely.

1 comment:

Jessica said...

She's at it again - and now has done it while my ex was holding our 3 year old daughter. See this article: http://www.timesonline.com/articles/2009/03/31/news/doc49d2b58112b55747047115.txt

Sincerely,

An EXTREMELY pissed off mother