Woman Staying At Long Barn Home Arrested For Assault
Lauren Elizabeth Powell
Long Barn, CA – A glass jar allegedly used to hit another person in the head landed a house guest in handcuffs.
A report of an assault by a Sonora woman staying at a home in the 26000 block of Janice Way, off Long Barn Road and south of Highway 108, brought Tuolumne County Sheriff’s Deputies to a Long Barn area. When they arrived on the scene and spoke with the victim, deputies learned that an argument took place over some dirty dishes, according to sheriff’s spokesperson Sgt. Jacob Ostoich.
Further questioning of witnesses revealed that the shouting match then turned physical when 41-year-old Lauren Elizabeth Powell from Sonora reportedly struck the victim in the head with a glass jar of instant coffee. The blow caused noticeable injury to the victim, but those were not disclosed by sheriff’s officials. Powell was arrested for felony assault with a deadly weapon. She was placed on $40,000 bail.