August 31, 2015
By Bill Gallo Jr.
Shandalay K. Spann (Salem County Correctional Facility)
SALEM — A woman has been indicted by a Salem County grand jury on charges she attacked her bother with a knife, threatening to kill him, and then assaulted an EMT as she was being taken to a hospital, according to court documents and police.
Shandalay K. Spann, 34, of Pittsgrove Township was indicted on charges of aggravated assault, possession of a weapon for an unlawful weapon, making terroristic threats and criminal mischief — all third-degree offenses.
New Jersey State Police troopers from the Bridgeton Station were called around 1:21 p.m. on April 9 to a home in Pittsgrove Township to investigate the report of someone making terroristic threats, said Sgt. Jeff Flynn.
According to the indictment, Spann threatened to kill a person and Spann “did cause bodily harm” to that person with a knife.
Police identified the alleged victim as Spann’s brother.
The indictment also says Span caused $2,000 in damage to the personal property of her brother.
Flynn said when police arrived at the home they were able to arrest Spann without incident.
Spann was taken from the scene to a Vineland hospital, Flynn said, and on the way assaulted an EMT in the ambulance.
For that alleged incident, Spann was named in a separate indictment on a fourth-degree charge of aggravated assault.
There was no indication how seriously Spann’s brother may have been wounded or what the motive for the alleged attack was.
Spann remains in the Salem County Correctional Facility, Mannington Township, on $5,000 bail.