Upper Perk Police have now charged a Pennsburg woman with assaulting a police officer after she called authorities, stating she was the victim of an attack at her home.
Cindy Combs, 60, of the 800 block of Main Street, was charged last Thursday with a felony count of aggravated assault on a police officer resulting in injury, and two misdemeanor counts of simple assault, according to court documents.
According to a criminal complaint filed in the case, police said Combs refused to come outside to talk to police after she complained a woman came into her home and punched her in the head and chest. Police said there were no footprints in freshly-fallen snow at the location.
After she agreed to speak to police in her kitchen, Combs allegedly became uncooperative.
Police said Combs had slurred speech and was unsteady on her feet. Authorities also smelled alcohol coming from Combs’ person, court papers said.
After refusing to show authorities any injuries, two Upper Perk Police officers attempted to leave the scene, advising Combs if she wanted to provide a statement on the alleged assault later, she could call police.
Combs then reportedly grabbed a 13-inch knife and raised it above her head. Police said she held the knife with both hands in the officers’ direction. Authorities drew their guns and ordered her to drop the knife, which she did after a short time.
Police said as they attempted to take her into custody, Combs became combative and resisted arrest. Combs allegedly pushed one of the officers, knocking him to the ground. That officer sustained a knee injury and was treated at an area hospital and later released.
Combs was taken into custody and refused medical treatment.
She was arraigned last Thursday and bail was set at $10,000 cash by Judge Catherine Hummel-Fried. Combs was released from Montgomery County Prison after posting bail Friday. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for Jan. 30 at 2 p.m. in Red Hill District Court.