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Plum woman accused of punching, kicking Vandergrift police is Megan’s Law offender

posted Apr 11, 2019, 7:16 PM by Joseph Gray   [ updated Apr 11, 2019, 7:17 PM ]
Courtesy of Vandergrift police
Candy Yockey

A 41-year-old Plum woman registered as a sex offender under Megan’s Law is accused of assaulting two Vandergrift police officers on Sunday.

Candy Yockey of Ivory Avenue is accused of punching one officer and kicking another when they responded to a report of a woman bleeding from her mouth along the side of a road.

According to arrest papers, a woman told police she was giving Yockey a ride home from a party because Yockey was drunk. During the ride, the woman told police, Yockey began to punch her so she pulled over at Hamilton and Franklin avenues and removed Yockey from her car.

The woman told police Yockey injured her mouth while she was being pulled from the car.

“Officers arrived to find an extremely intoxicated woman. They found she was bleeding from her face,” said police Chief Joe Caporali.

According to police, they made arrangements to transport Yockey to a friend’s house but, when they arrived there, police say Yockey told them she wanted to go back to state prison.

According to the police report, she asked, “What do I have to do to go to state prison? I’m going to punch one of you,” she told police.

The report says Yockey then punched one officer and kicked a second officer.

Police arrested Yockey and charged her with two counts of aggravated assault on police officers.

Yockey was arraigned in Westmoreland County night court and released on $1,000 bond pending a hearing on the charges next week.

Yockey has served time in a state prison and is listed on the state’s Megan’s Law offender list.

Court records show that, in April 2000, she started a two- to six-year prison sentence for involuntary deviate sexual intercourse. She served the maximum time and, in January 2006, was released.

She was sent back to state prison in October 2010 for failure to comply with sexual offender registration on the previous case and released in January 2014.

She must report to state police for life.

Chuck Biedka is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Chuck at 724-226-4711, or via Twitter .