A Riverhead woman has been charged with felony assault and other charges after she bit, hit and choked another woman during a fight Thursday afternoon, according to a Riverhead police press release.
Keri Tokelsen, 21, was arrested after the victim called the police to a residence on Roanoke Avenue just north of Old Country Road about 2:43 p.m., police said. The victim said Ms. Tokelsen had started fighting and hit her in the head with a window squeegee, cutting her head, police said.
Ms. Tokelsen allegedly bit the woman “repeatedly … about her body” and put her hands around the victim’s neck, stopping her breathing, according to the police statement.
Ms. Tokelsen was taken into custody, and faces criminal mischief and criminal obstruction of breath charges in addition to the count of felony assault, police said.
The victim was taken by Riverhead Volunteer Ambulance Corps to Peconic Bay Medical Center for treatment, police said.
Lonnie Pray mug shot (Credit: Riverhead police department)
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Police said 30-year-old Shawn McAvoy picked up the items from the CVS Pharmacy on Route 58 about 7:45 a.m. and ran out of the store without paying. Later Tuesday afternoon, police stopped Mr. McAvoy for a traffic violation and recognized him since he was wearing the same clothes as the suspect, according to a police report. He was charged with petit larceny.
Mr. McAvoy was arrested and taken to police headquarters to be arraigned, police said. The two curling irons and the blow dryer were not recovered by police.
Mr. McAvoy was most recently arrested in May for DWI and disorderly conduct, according to previous reports.
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