Police: Locust Valley mom attacked officers during Child Protective Services emergency removal

According to police, they were called to a home on 11th Street on Monday to help CPS remove a 2-year-old and 1-month-old from the home.

News 12 Staff

Jun 27, 2023, 4:22 PM

Updated 393 days ago

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A Locust Valley mom is accused of attacking police officers while they were assisting Child Protective Services with an emergency removal.
According to police, they were called to a home on 11th Street on Monday to help CPS remove a 2-year-old and 1-month-old from the home.
Police say Ashley Ricks, 25, allegedly refused to cooperate and locked herself in a bedroom with her children.
Police were eventually able to remove the children, but Ricks became combative and kicked, punched and bit officers, according to officials.
Officers sustained injuries during the course of the arrest and were transported to the hospital for treatment of their injuries.
Ricks is charged with two counts of assault in the second degree, two counts of endangering the welfare of a child, resisting arrest and obstructing governmental administration. 
 


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