Woman Charged in McDonald’s Attack Previously Assaulted Her Grandmother

(WOIO Ohio) 19 News has learned a Kent woman at the center of an assault case, stemming from a fight inside a McDonald’s, previously served time in prison for assaulting her grandmother.

The latest charges relate to a June 14 altercation at McDonalds in Ravenna at 418 W. Main St.

Cherysse Helena Cleveland has been charged with two counts of misdemeanor assault.

Investigators said Cleveland grew upset when workers told her they could not mix together all three slushie flavors as she demanded.

Video captured by another customer, Brian Allen, shows Cleveland going behind the counter and repeatedly attacking the employees.

During a June 15 court hearing, Cleveland cried and held her face in her hands. She pleaded not guilty. A judge set Cleveland’s bond at $1,000.

This is not the first time Cleveland has been in trouble with the law.

Court records show she was charged with felonious assault, kidnapping and disrupting public service in 2014.

A criminal complaint states, in August of 2014, Cleveland caused “serious physical harm to Rebecca F. Biggers by throwing her to the ground and repeatedly hitting her with her hands and fists.” The complaint also states, “victim was lying on ground after the initial attack, the defendant grabbed a glass lamp, stood over victim, and threw the lamp onto her body.”

During the case, Cleveland wrote the judge letters asking for leniency.

A portion of one of Cleveland’s letter said, “I am not an evil or bad person. I had some very difficult things going on in my life… I did not mean to assault my grandmother. In my mind at the time I thought I was fighting the devil. Probation from you is the request. I would like to get back out into the community and help in every way possible”.

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