A Westfield woman has been accused of attacking two people at Powdermill Village Apartments after allegedly taking hallucinogenic drugs and before rolling around in the snow while naked, according to court documents.
Chelsei Smith, 22, was arraigned in Westfield District Court Friday on two counts of assault and battery and assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, documents said.
On Feb. 4 at about 10:30 p.m., Westfield police responded to the apartment complex on Union Street after receiving reports that a nude woman had violently attacked two people, police reports said.
Upon arrival, officers saw the suspect, later identified as Smith, completely naked and lying in the snow, reports said. It was 26 degrees outside at the time of the call, police noted, with at least 12 to 15 inches of snow on the ground.
Smith showed the classic signs of a person who had taken LSD, police said, including violent behavior, body numbness, slurred speech, blank staring, hallucinations and inability to follow simple directions.
Prior to police arrival, witnesses said Smith attacked a 47-year-old woman walking her dog in the neighborhood. She allegedly knocked down the victim and proceeded to punch her several times, and then got on top of her and began slamming her head on a wooden deck, police reports said.
Smith then allegedly attacked another person who tried to help the woman. Police observed that the second victim's shirt was ripped and that he had small lacerations on his neck due to the altercation.
It took five officers to control Smith, reports said.
Smith was taken by ambulance to the hospital to receive treatment for a drug overdose.
Feburary 13, 2015