BRISTOL - A Bristol woman who was arrested twice within a month for allegedly assaulting a police officer and mugging a man outside a local bar is hoping to avoid prison time and becoming a convicted felon.
Laurenolivia Bailey, 21, of 100 Beechwood Lane, has been accused of trying to kick an officer in the face and slapping another officer during her arrest in January. She also allegedly bit a man and stole cash from him in February, according to police.
Bailey is facing charges of assault on a police officer, attempted assault on an officer, third-degree robbery, third-degree assault, second-degree larceny from another person, second-degree breach of peace, interfering with police and two counts of failure to comply with fingerprint requirements.
She appeared Wednesday, in Bristol Superior Court, where state prosecutor Elizabeth Moseley said Bailey’s attorney has said he’s hoping her client can develop a good “track record” so Moseley will “back off” seeking prison time and a felony plea in her plea bargain offer. Bailey is due back in court on Aug. 15.
According to police, Bailey was first arrested Jan. 19 after dispatchers received a 911 hang-up call from her home at about 1:19 a.m. Officers responded to the home and were told some sort of dispute had taken place between Bailey and another person in the home. Police could not get many details about what had occurred.
When asking Bailey what had happened, the police report said, she was uncooperative and, at one point, tried to kick an officer in the face. The policeman was able to dodge the kick before he took her down to the ground to handcuff her, the report continued. After she was brought to the police department, Bailey began showing signs that she was having a medical emergency. As an officer tried to take her handcuffs off, Bailey allegedly slapped her in the face, the report said.
Bailey posted $25,000 bond after that arrest and was arrested again during the evening hours on Feb. 4 outside Sage Grill. According to police, Bailey met a man in the bar and the two went outside to his truck in the parking lot. There, police allege, she bit the man’s wrist as he was getting some cash to pay his tab at the bar. After the man dropped more than $400, Bailey allegedly grabbed the cash and took off, police said. She was found nearby in a vehicle and arrested.
Justin Muszynski can be reached at 860-973-1809 or firstname.lastname@example.org.