The woman who savagely beat another woman as the victim’s toddler looked on in horror has been named in a criminal complaint. According to the Smoking Gun, the assailant’s name is Latia Harris, she is 25, and she is accused of aggravated assault and two counts of making terroristic threats, according to a court filing. A video of the attack, which went viral, helped Salem, N.J., police identify the suspect.
Harris, pictured in her driver’s license photo, is employed by McDonald’s and was wearing her uniform as she punched, kicked, and spat on the 27-year-old victim, who is unnamed in the complaint. The women is said to have been “covered in blood” when emergency service personnel arrived on the scene. She was subsequently taken to a local hospital for treatment.
It is clear from her testimony that the victim knew Harris, whom she referred to by name, telling investigators reported that “Tia who works at McDonalds.”
During the assault Harris threatened to kick the victim’s son in the face. As his mother was being beaten, the boy kicked Harris several times in the leg. At the conclusion of the assault, Harris “spat on the victim and walked away asking those recording the incident not to post it on social media.”
According to the complaint, Harris also threatened to shoot the victim.
Harris remains at large and has not reported to work since the June 24 incident. When she is apprehended, Harris will be booked into jail on the three felony counts. The bail has been set at $35,000.