Police: Franklin woman assaulted officer

Franklin. Kasey Mulligan was charged after allegedly assaulting a police officer and being intoxicated at Koz's Korner.

10 Oct 2019 | 03:00

A Franklin woman is charged with assaulting a police officer after Franklin police responded to a report of an unwanted patron creating a disturbance at Koz's Korner on Oct. 7.

Kasey Mulligan, 32, was charged with assault on a police officer, resisting arrest, and disorderly conduct. She was charged with borough ordinance for maintaining a nuisance on commercial property.

When police arrival they found a female, police later identified as Mulligan allegedly intoxicated and lying on the ground outside of Koz's Korner in the rain surrounded by bar patrons, who reported she had attempted to assault several other bar patrons. Police said Mulligan was flailing her limbs and yelling in a belligerent manner. Upon noticing Franklin Patrols, police said Mulligan became confrontational with additional patrons and officers on scene. Mulligan was initially placed under arrest for disorderly conduct. As she was being placed under arrest, police said she resisted arrest.

While in custody police said Mulligan threatened officers, telling them they were going to "catch these fists" referring to assaulting them. Police said Mulligan than struck Officer MacQuesten in the chest and lower stomach/groin. Officer MacQuesten did not receive medical treatment after being assaulted.

Mulligan was given a Sussex County Superior Court appearance on Oct. 23 at 9:30 a.m. She was released to Newton Medical Center due to her apparent level of intoxication.