Police: Newport News woman arrested after attacking mother's nurse, police officer

Staff writer

A Newport News woman was arrested Tuesday after police say she attacked her mother’s nurse, trespassed and attacked a police officer.

Corinthia Vandall Russell, 47, has been charged with assault and battery, assault and battery on a police officer and trespassing, according to filings in Williamsburg-James City County General District Court.

Just after 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday, James City County police were called to a home in the 100 block of Carriage Road for a fight, according to James City County Police Department Deputy Chief Steve Rubino.

Police found Russell and Russell’s mother’s nurse with minor injuries, Rubino said. Investigators discovered a heated argument had turned violent, but no charges were filed at that time. Russell was banned from the property.

About an hour and a half later, Russell reappeared at the home and caused a disturbance, according to Rubino.

The responding officer charged Russell with trespassing as she’d been banned from the property, Rubino said. That’s when Russell kicked the officer and hit him in the face.

The officer received minor injuries, and Russell was summarily charged with the two assaults and trespassing, according to Rubino.

Russell was taken into custody around 4:45 p.m. Tuesday and transported to the Virginia Peninsula Regional Jail where she remained Thursday, according to court and jail records.

If convicted, Russell faces as much as three years behind bars and $7,500 in fines.

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