Woman Arrested For Assaulting ABC News Crew (Video)

Melissa Lawrence

A Providence woman that attacked a news crew conducting a story on a teen shot at a party, has been placed under arrest and charged with 2 felonies assault charges.

ABC 6 reporter – Abbey Niezgoda was trying to get some questions answered from Melissa Lawrence, the mother of a teen girl shot at a graduation party. The video show Melissa Lawrence throwing a rock at the cameraman then grabs a bat before siccing her 2 pitbulls on the news crew. You can see Abbey Niezgoda running away while the pitbulls attack her continuously biting her forearms and scratching her.

Melissa Lawrence was arrested and charged with 2 felony counts of assault with a dangerous weapon. Melissa was released on $50,000 bond. Providence animal control tried locating the pitbulls on Tuesday evening and Wednesday but were unsuccessful. Animal Control says if Lawrence does not cooperate with authorities in regards to a mandatory 10-day rabies quarantine she could face “no less than 10 days and no more than 30 days,” in prison.

ABC6 – Providence, RI and New Bedford, MA News, Weather

ABC6 – Providence, RI and New Bedford, MA News, Weather

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