Woman charged in assault that seriously injured woman outside Cleveland Heights apartments

November 3, 2017 GMT

Woman charged in assault that seriously injured woman outside Cleveland Heights apartments

CLEVELAND HEIGHTS, Ohio – Detectives are searching for a woman who is accused of seriously harming another woman in an assault and robbery that happened outside a Cleveland Heights apartment building.

Tianna J. Fisher, 23, of Cleveland, is charged with felonious assault and aggravated robbery in the Sunday incident outside an apartment building on Rosemond Road by Noble Road, according to court records.

Fisher is not in custody but a warrant was issued for her arrest, records show.

The attack left a 24-year-old woman with a broken nose, broken jaw and broken blood vessel in her eye, which may cause permanent damage, according to a police report.

The woman told investigators that she was involved in a crash Saturday while driving her girlfriend’s car. The girlfriend asked the woman to drive the car to her workplace so she could assess the damage, but the woman refused, the report says.

The woman arrived home early Sunday and parked the car in the parking garage outside her apartment building. She went back outside minutes later because she forgot her purse.

The woman reached the car moments before someone punched her in the face. The attacker knocked the woman to the ground and continued to punch her, the report says.

The attacker demanded the keys to the car as she lifted her shirt and flashed a black gun in her waistband, the report says. The attacker threw the keys to a second person, who used them to back the car out of the parking garage.

The attacker punched the woman in the face once more before she got into the car and drove away, the report says.

The woman initially believed the assault was a random carjacking but later suspected it was related to the fight with her girlfriend, the report says. The attacker asked the woman if she thought the attack was a joke, and told the woman that “she wanted her [stuff],” the report says.

Officers went to the girlfriend’s workplace and found the car parked outside. The girlfriend said a friend -- later identified as Fisher -- dropped the car off earlier that night, but the girlfriend denied any knowledge of the assault, the report says.

Officers towed the car as evidence.

Investigators created a photo array for the woman. She identified Fisher as the attacker “with 100 percent confidence,” the report says.

No other charges have been filed in connection with the incident, records show.

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