Deputies: Salisbury woman strikes deputy during assault against passenger in a vehicle

SALISBURY, Md - A woman was arrested, after deputies say she assaulted a vulnerable individual inside a vehicle, in Salisbury.

The Wicomico County Sheriff's Office says on Wednesday, just after 2:00 PM, a deputy noticed an assault happening inside a vehicle parked in the 200 block of Civic Avenue. Deputies say they noticed a subject striking another woman and the subject was later identified as 19-year-old Taylor Thompson, of Salisbury.

The deputy reportedly approached the vehicle and knocked on the window which was unanswered by Thompson. According to the report, the deputy then opened the vehicle door in an effort to stop the assault. 

Thompson reportedly ignored the the deputy's request to exit the vehicle and continues yelling at the passenger, who she had been seen assaulting. Law enforcement says Thompson began to make disparaging statements towards the deputy and did not comply with the deputy's attempt to assist her in getting out of the vehicle. 

Authorities say the 19-year-old resisted and struck the deputy in the face. Other deputies then assisted in removing Thompson from the vehicle.

Thompson was arrested and charged with assault second degree, abuse of a vulnerable adult, resisting arrest, and disorderly conduct. 

Deputies say the target of the assault was discovered to be a vulnerable adult.

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