CLEARFIELD – A Clearfield woman is accused of having an outburst during court and spitting on corrections staff at the Clearfield County Jail.
Elizabeth J. Evans, 18, is charged by Lawrence Township police with three counts each of felony aggravated harassment by prisoner and misdemeanor disorderly conduct.
Evans waived her right to a preliminary hearing Monday during centralized court at the jail. For this, she remains incarcerated in lieu of $25,000 bail.
According to the affidavit of probable cause, Officer Elliott Neeper was alerted to a disturbance in Courtroom No. 1 while at the jail for court Dec. 11.
An inmate, Evans, was observed being removed by multiple corrections officers in handcuffs and shackles. She was screaming, which reportedly interrupted court proceedings.
Upon investigation, it was found Evans complained about the shackles hurting her, so a CO attempted to fix them once she sat down in the courtroom.
Evans was able to “slip” her shackles and throw herself on the floor where she began to kick and scream. Additional COs responded to help regain control of Evans who refused all orders, police say.
At one point, she allegedly spit on a CO after which she was completely restrained and removed by jail staff.
Neeper also spoke with Warden Greg Collins, who reported two other incidents that involved Evans on Dec. 2 and Dec. 5. Both times, he said, she had outbursts and spit on jail staff.