Woman, 2 Men Allegedly Assaulted CPS Worker
Two men and a woman are accused of attacking a Child Protective Services (CPS) worker who paid them a surprise visit.
Karrisa Marie Ferrigno, 19, and Shane Douglas, 21, appeared before a judge on Thursday. They are charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and aggravated kidnapping.
A third suspect, Troy Davis, 21, was not present on the day of court.
Court documents indicate that Stephanie Vera, 23, arrived at the suspects’ apartment at about 6 p.m. on Tuesday because CPS had received reports that a 1-year-old child at the residence was neglected and abused.
After Ferrigno and Davis invited Vera in to the home, it was only a matter of time before Davis grew violent. Vera said she attempted to walk outside with Ferrigno, but Davis pulled her back inside and locked the apartment door. He then allegedly punched her in the head and choked her until she passed out.
According to Vera, Davis was on top of her when she regained consciousness. Douglas was standing there with a dagger in his band, and he asked the other man if he should “finish her off.” Ferrigno then supposedly bent down beside Vera and choked her.
The victim was somehow able to contact her supervisor, who then alerted the police. When law enforcement officers arrived on the scene, they found Vera with bruises on her head and visible redness around her neck. She was taken to a local hospital for treatment.
The 1-year-old child is currently in the custody of CPS.
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