Melissa Werts cited for Nov. 13 Walmart assault incident


GREENVILLE — A woman sought in a widely publicized assault incident has been cited by the Greenville Police Department.

Melissa Werts, 49, of Moraine, Ohio, was given a citation for first-degree misdemeanor assault for her attack on a woman at the Greenville Walmart on November 13.

According to the police report, Werts slammed her cart into Deanne Kenworthy of Greenville at the Walmart Customer Service Desk. Werts then became belligerant, hitting Kenworthy, pulling her hair and slamming her to the ground. Werts and Kenworthy exchanged blows before a friend of Kenworthy’s intervened.

The incident was captured by the store’s surveillance camera.

The Greenville Police Department said that Werts turned herself in to authorities November 21. She was not incarcerated and will appear in court to answer the charge at a yet-to-be determined date.

Attack captured on store video

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