Woman Punched in Face in Front of Cop, Police Say

Randolph 21-year-old accused of simple assault.

Despite officers being in plain view, police say a bar patron punched another in the face over the Thanksgiving holiday.

Jennifer Coreas, 21, of Randolph, was arrested and charged with simple assault just after 1 a.m. Nov. 22. According to a police report filed by Officer Brendan Briscoe, police were patrolling the area near DeHart and South streets when a woman approached him and said an unknown female had assaulted her inside The Dark Horse Lounge.

As Briscoe continued to take the woman's information, she pointed to another female—later identified as Coreas—and said, "that is her," referring to the person she said had assaulted her in the bar, the report said.

Briscoe then approached Coreas and asked her to stay where she was while he investigated the alleged incident, according to the report. The officer returned to speak with the other woman when Coreas, who had followed him, punched the woman in the face, according to the report. Coreas was then placed under arrest.

Coreas was transported to Morristown Police headquarters where she was processed and later released on her recognizance.

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Sam December 05, 2012 at 08:20 PM
I am with you Liz. Race is not an issue and Maria, people don't go around punching people in the face, no matter what their name is! You are so on top of things, let me know any other face punching incidents! And Moira, you are so on target with your question. Why would Maria call attention to a Hispanic name? An assumption! And you know what it makes out of you and me! Most of us white people love the diversity. I could live in Harding BUT choose to live here because it's the awesome real world!
Freda's Sugar Daddy December 05, 2012 at 10:14 PM
There better not be any assaults this Saturday during the "Ugly Sweater Pub Crawl." If there is, I bet I can predict the reason.
Sam December 06, 2012 at 12:45 AM
Really Freda? Really? Buying into this BS?
Terry December 06, 2012 at 07:43 AM
Please share this "reason" with us all, Freda's Sugar Daddy, we are on tenterhooks.
Walter O. December 08, 2012 at 05:55 PM
Hey Maria, when's your next KKK meeting?!?! BTW...Corea is originally a French name. You might want to check the nationality of the women before making any claims.


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