NJ Woman Charged With Assaulting Police Officer... Again

A 24-year-old Essex County woman attacked her cousin with a metal pipe then kicked and spit on officers taking her into custody, authorities said.

Jannah Asante
Jannah Asante Photo Credit: Essex County Jail

Jannah Asante was arrested on similar charges in 2019.

Police in Montclair responded to a report of a fight between two women on Mission Street just before 1:25 a.m. on Jan. 8, Sgt. Terence Turner said.

One of the women told officers she saw Asante of East Orange shatter both the front and back windshield of her cousin’s car, which had been parked on the street, police said.

When the woman confronted her, Asante attacked the victim with a metal pipe, police said.

Asante then kicked and spit on officers placing her under arrest, police said.

The victim, meanwhile, was taken to Mountainside Hospital for treatment of facial injuries.

Asante was taken into custody and charged with aggravated assault, unlawful possession of a weapon, possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose and two counts of aggravated assault on a police officer.

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