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South Whitehall Police: Woman Arrested Twice in a Month for Assualt

On Oct. 28 and Nov. 28, police were called to an apartment complex to break up fights between Dezirae Cassandra Garrison and two different women. Arrests do not indicate conviction.

South Whitehall Police report they have arrested Dezirae Cassandra Garrison, 25, of 2317 Fairmont St., on two different occasions for alleged fighting.

On Oct. 28, police report they were called to Garrison's residence at 3:32 a.m. because Jessica Stock reported she was assaulted by Garrison. 

The police report reads: Stock explained she was struck in the face with a closed fist multiple times and then pushed out of the residence. Stock had visible injuries to her neck and face and there were minor scratches and bruises. Stock was taken to Lehigh Valley Health Network, Cedar Crest to be evaluated.

Garrison was arrested and charged with simple assault and Magisterial District Judge Jacob Hammond set bail at $10,000.

A month later, on Nov. 28 at 11:30 p.m., police report they were called to Garrison's residence again by another woman -- Noelia Belman. She reported Garrison had kicked, slapped, scratched and pushed her.

Upon arrival, police report Garrison said Belman attacked her and "pulled her out" because Garrison had confronted Belman about noise she was making in the apartment complex.

Police then talked to Belman, who said she was defending herself against Garrison's attack. Police observed a scratch on Garrison's nose and strands of her pulled on the ground.

Belman had scratches under her right eye, her nose and her forehead, and a swollen pinky on her left hand.

Police report they also talked to two witnesses who said they observed Belman defending herself against attacks from Garrison. 

Garrison was arrested and charged with assault, harassment and public drunkenness. She was arraigned by Magisterial District Judge Jacob Hammond and bail was set at $20,000.

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