Salem beating suspect Latia Harris turns herself in; attack was caught on video
SALEM - Latia Harris, the woman allegedly seen on a cellphone video beating another woman as the victim's toddler watched, has turned herself in.
Salem City police say the surrender happened without incident just before 7 p.m., following an extensive search for her.
Over the weekend, Harris' family pleaded with her to surrender to authorities.
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Several bystanders recorded the June 24 attack on Catherine Ferreira, who says she suffered a broken nose and mild concussion.
In the video, Ferreira's 2-year-old son appeared to be the only one to step in to try to help her, as he repeatedly kicked the 25-year-old suspect's legs.
Police say the two women were former co-workers at McDonald's. Harris told police she believed Ferreira was spreading rumors about her and a romantic relationship with a supervisor, which led to the attack.
Harris is charged with aggravated assault and making terroristic threats since she also allegedly threatened to harm the little boy.