Student charged with attacking employee, police

A Grambling State student was arrested Thursday after she allegedly assaulted a campus housing employee.

GSU Police responded to Hunter Robinson Hall regarding an alleged attack by Conna Tolbert, 19. A residence assistant said Tolbert came into the office and asked if the victim “had a problem” with her. The employee replied no and attempted to leave the area. Tolbert then threw a pillow at her and lunged at her, scratching her arm and hand before another employee intervened.

Tolbert was arrested for simple battery. On the way to the GSU Police station, Tolbert reportedly became combative by hitting her head against the window of the patrol car. She had to be restrained by several officers and kicked two officers. 

GSU PD officers had to restrain Tolbert outside the station until she agreed to comply with officers. However, she again kicked one of the officers.

Tolbert was booked at the Lincoln Parish Detention Center for simple battery, two counts of second degree battery, two counts of battery on a police officer, and resisting an officer. Bail was set at $15,000.

This information has been provided by a law enforcement agency as public information. Persons named or shown in photographs or video as suspects in a criminal investigation, or arrested and charged with a crime, have not been convicted of any criminal offense and are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. 


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