Polk Woman Scheduled to Appear in Court This Week on Assault Charges

| April 1, 2018

FRANKLIN, Pa. (EYT) – A Polk woman facing charges after she allegedly assaulted and threatened to kill staff members at Polk State Center during an incident last fall is due in court the week for a preliminary hearing.

According to court documents, 24-year-old Passion Tashonne Moore, of Polk, is scheduled to appear in front of District Judge Matthew Kirtland at 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday.

On October 4, Moore was arraigned in Kirtland’s office on the following charges:

– Aggravated Assault, Felony 2
– Simple Assault, Misdemeanor 2
– Terroristic Threats W/ Intent To Terrorize Another, Misdemeanor 1

Moore’s hearing has been rescheduled six times.

She is currently free on $10,000.00 unsecured bail.

Case details:

According to a criminal complaint filed on October 4 by Polk Borough Police Officer Deeter, Moore allegedly assaulted a male nurse and other staff members while they tried to restrain her and prevent her from harming herself and others.

The nurse was taken to the hospital for treatment of his injuries.

Moore is also accused of picking up a letter opener and threatening to kill staff members.

When Officer Deeter arrived at Polk State Center, he met with Moore and several staff members.

Moore said she hurt the nurse “real bad, and he deserved it because he put his hands on my neck,” according to the complaint.

A staff member explained that the nurse was trying to keep Passion from hurting herself, the complaint states.

When Officer Deeter spoke to Venango County 911, they told him that Moore had called 911 stating that she had “beat the hell out of everybody and needed to be arrested immediately, and I’m gonna kill somebody right now, and the time is now,” the complaint indicates.


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