Woman accused of assaulting Sugarcreek officer

From staff reports

An Oil City woman who was at the Sugarcreek Borough police station in connection with citations she had received is now facing additional charges after police said she assaulted an officer at the station.

Police said in a criminal complaint that Lisa Dillion, 51, was at their station June 18 after she had received five citations in connection with an incident in May.

Police said they were speaking to Dillion about being arraigned for criminal trespass charges related to the May incident when Dillion told police she wasn’t going to be arraigned.

Dillion had been charged with a felony count of criminal trespass – break into structure for breaking into her ex’s residence May 25 and removing items she owned from the property, police said.

Police said Dillion threw the five citations she was issued and claimed she wasn’t taking them either before standing to walk out. Police then told Dillion she was under arrest and she started to jerk her arm away from the officer, according to police.

Police said that after a second officer came to assist in the arrest, Dillion began to resist more and as she started to go to the ground she kicked an officer in the shin.

As Dillion was handcuffed, she jerked her hands enough for her wrists to be cut, police said.

She was then charged with a felony count of assault of a law enforcement officer and a misdemeanor count of resisting arrest, police said.

She was arraigned for both cases and placed in the Venango County jail after being unable to pay bail totaling $15,000.

Preliminary hearings in the two cases are scheduled Wednesday in Central Court.