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Neighbors Growing Together | Nov 1, 2014

Woman charged with assaulting jailer

By DAVID HOTLE | Mar 28, 2014
Treva Rai Rich

WASHINGTON, Iowa (GTNS) – After being arrested Sunday morning for domestic abuse assault causing bodily injury, a serious misdemeanor, a Cedar Rapids woman was charged with the Class D felony of assault against a corrections officer while in the Washington County Jail.

Treva Rai Rich, 26, of Cedar Rapids, was released on $3,000 bond with her first appearance in court scheduled for Wednesday. If convicted of the Class D felony she could face up to five years in prison and a $7,500 fine.

According to court records, Rich was charged with assault on a corrections officer after banging a jail phone on the wall to the extent that it was damaged and needed to be replaced. The report said a corrections officer had attempted to help Rich with the phone and that Rich allegedly grabbed and pushed the guard, causing large scratches on her arm which broke the skin, and large bruises on her inner arm. She was charged with felony assault on a corrections officer and criminal mischief.

Records say Rich was arrested earlier Sunday morning in the 600 block of East 12th Street in Washington for public intoxication and disorderly conduct.

Officers had been at the intersection of North Sixth Avenue and East 12th Street in Washington in reference to an altercation between subjects. The complainant also advised he had heard a gun shot. Officers reported pulling over a vehicle. Officers identified the male subject driving the vehicle as Ryan Leigh Ransom, 27, of Solon. Officers found no weapons on him after placed him in handcuffs and patting him down. Officers detected a strong odor of alcohol coming from Ransom. He was later charged with OWI.

On closer inspection, officers reported it appeared as if Ransom had been in an altercation. Ransom also advised he had heard a gunshot but that he was not involved.

Rich and another subject were passengers in the vehicle. The other passenger told police Ransom and Rich had been fighting in the car and eventually got out and began fighting outside the vehicle. Rich’s left cheek was reported swollen and it appeared she had been punched.

After checking Rich’s criminal record, officers determined Rich had no prior convictions of domestic abuse assault.

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