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Woman Held Without Bail After Alleged Crime Spree



    Woman Facing Charges in Alleged Crime Spree

    Anisha Johnson, 28, is accused in a series of crimes Monday in Brockton, Massachusetts.

    (Published Tuesday, May 16, 2017)

    A Massachusetts woman is being held without bail after Brockton Police say she went on a crime spree on Monday.

    Police say 28-year-old Anisha Johnson's spree started at 8 a.m. Monday. She faces multiple charges in the series of incidents.

    Authorities say a light brown, 2005 Chevy Trailblazer was first blocking a woman in her driveway with her vehicle, who was attempting to leave from work.

    Johnson is then believed to have exited her vehicle before punching one victim in the face and driving away.

    The victim had to visit an area hospital and her dentist. NBC Boston spoke with the victim over the phone Tuesday, and she said she is recovering. The description she gave to police matched another incident, in which a victim reported a similar car striking her own vehicle before fleeing the scene.

    Police said the second incident happened at 8:24 a.m. at the Speedway Gas Station on North Main Street in Brockton.

    At around 3:30 p.m., Brockton Police responded to Coburn Street for a reported robbery. As police arrived and prepared to arrest the suspect, an officer walked up to the Trailblazer, but the suspect took off in her vehicle missing the officer by inches.

    Police pursued the suspect onto Route 24. The chase lasted for an hour, finally ending just before 4:30 p.m., when Johnson was apprehended at the exit 17A off-ramp.

    For the first incident, Johnson has been charged with assault and battery, disorderly conduct and operating a vehicle to endanger. The second incident brought charges of leaving the scene of an accident with property damage. In the third, she is charged with unarmed robbery, assault with a dangerous weapon for attempting to hit the victim and operating to endanger.

    Johnson faced a judge at Brockton District Court Tuesday, where she told a doctor she was delusional and off her medications. She was ordered to undergo a mental health evaluation before a dangerousness hearing next month.

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