Woman Allegedly Vandalizes Grant County Courthouse in Order to Get Arrested
A young woman is charged with vandalizing the Grant County Courthouse so she could get arrested Friday morning.
Around 1:45 a.m., 23-year-old Lorna Villanueva Ozuna arrived at the Grant County Courthouse to try and turn herself in for an outstanding misdemeanor bench warrant, but was turned away due to jail booking restrictions.
On their official social media page, Grant County Sheriff’s Office wrote that there are currently booking restrictions for misdemeanors due to the jail being at maximum inmate capacity and low staffing.
In response, deputies say Ozuna pulled the fire alarm, broke several windows, and smashed a glass door at the Grant County Courthouse.
Upon arrival, Ephrata Police and Grant County Sheriff’s Deputies found Ozuna a few blocks away from the scene.
Security footage showed Ozuna at the scene.
She was subsequently taken to Grant County Jail on suspicion of second-degree burglary, second-degree malicious mischief, and tampering with a fire alarm.