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Police: Ex-girlfriend found climbing through window charged with assault

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Kendra Ciara Torrence

Kendra Ciara Torrence

By Shavonne Walker

shavonne.walker@salisburypost.com

SALISBURY — A Salisbury woman was charged Tuesday with assault and breaking into the home of her ex-boyfriend. Police caught the woman climbing through a window at the man’s house.

Salisbury Police charged Kendra Ciara “Winky” Torrence, 28, of the 1100 block of Crosby Street, with misdemeanor simple assault, misdemeanor breaking and entering and misdemeanor resist, obstruct, delay an officer.

Police said Torrence had argued with her child’s father, Jacquavius Whisonant, earlier in the day at his mother’s house. She then followed him from a store and attacked him. Police said Torrence ripped the man’s shirt, punched him in the face and scratched his arm with her fingernails.

While at home, Whisonant said Torrence beat on his front door and then went to a front window when he wouldn’t open the door. He called 911. When police arrived Torrence was halfway through a side window. She told them she did demand Whisonant come outside.

Torrence told police she knocked on the door. She said she eventually found a chair and used it to climb through a side window. While in the police car, officials said, Torrence slipped her handcuffs from behind her back and under her feet. She tried to open the partition window. Police readjusted her handcuffs and placed her in a “foot hobble,” said Capt. Shelia Lingle.

Lingle said she resisted officers the whole time. Torrence has been convicted of simple assault, felony breaking and entering, assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury, larceny, disorderly conduct and discharging a firearm into occupied property. She is currently on probation.

Contact reporter Shavonne Walker at 704-797-4253.

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