Liberty woman charged with assaults in the morning and afternoon Friday

Staff report


A 44-year-old Liberty woman was charged with three counts of assault in two incidents about six hours apart Friday at Gateway Gas Mart, 1231 Market Street.

Kathryn Ratliff was charged with assault at 8:55 a.m. after a man at the gas station reported Ratliff assaulted him after he refused to give her $10.

The man suffered scratches and a bloody face. Police cited her and released her at the scene.

But at 3:15 p.m., police were called back to the gas station when an employee reported that Ratliff had exposed her breasts to customers and she kicked the employee in the leg when he told her to leave.

When officers arrived, Ratliff appeared to be highly intoxicated and fell over.

A woman then told police Ratliff also threw a beer at her and pushed her, causing a small cut on her hand.

Ratliff was charged with two more counts of assault and taken to the Mahoning County jail.

Because of intoxication, she was taken to St. Elizabeth Health Center, where she tried numerous times to bite two nurses, police said.

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