Woman accused of punching man

Custer allegedly pushed chief, resisted arrest

A Freedom Township woman is accused of punching a man in the face before struggling with responding police.

About 9 a.m. Saturday, Freedom Township police responded to 118 Chas Lou Court, East Freedom, for a report of a domestic assault and encountered 4’9“-tall Lacey M. Custer, who police said “boldly exited the residence” and pushed Freedom Township police Chief Terry Dellinger, according to charges filed over the weekend.

Custer was taken into custody and allegedly continued to flail about and remove her handcuffs after she was placed in the back of a police cruiser, police contend.

Custer is accused of punching a man in the face after scratching his neck during a dispute.

She is now charged with misdemeanor counts of resisting arrest and simple assault. Custer was released on an unsecured $10,000 bond after her arraignment Saturday night by Magisterial District Judge Andrew Blattenberger. A preliminary hearing is slated for Sept. 26 in Martinsburg District Court.