Salem beating suspect Latia Harris turns herself in; attack was caught on video

Latia Harris, the woman seen on a cellphone video beating another woman as the victim's toddler watched, has turned herself in. (6/30/14)

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.

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