Newport teen charged with assault, using racial slurs towards officer

By News Staff

A Newport teen has been charged with assault and is accused of using racial slurs against a police officer.

Police say the 15-year-old girl attacked the African American officer verbally, spit on her and threw a rock at her.

This happened Sunday while police were trying to arrest for allegedly attacking a group home worker earlier that day.

Police say during the attack the girl struck the worker in the head five times with a stick.

She was reported missing after the attack and was later found behind a Walmart at RK Newport Towne Center.

The teen will now head to family court. Her charges include assault with a deadly weapon, simple assault, vandalism, and resisting arrest.

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