ROCK HALL — A woman charged with home invasion and other felonies has waived her right to a preliminary hearing, according to online court records.
This allows the case against 26-year-old Latoya Chevelle Lyons of Rock Hall to move forward. Her next court appearance is Aug. 7 in the District Court for Kent County.
Lyons is being held without bail on charges that include first- and second-degree assault and burglary.
The offenses are alleged to have occurred June 19 in the 21000-block of Brittany Bay Drive in Rock Hall, an apartment complex where Lyons and the alleged victim both reside.
Police were notified of the alleged home invasion June 21, and Acting Police Chief Bill Dempsey talked about the incident July 11 as part of his monthly report to the Rock Hall Mayor and Council.
He said the investigation is continuing and there may be additional arrests.
Currently, Lyons is the only person who has been arrested.
According to court records, Lyons and others who have not been identified allegedly entered the victim’s home without permission at 10:30 p.m. It is alleged that Lyons struck the victim with a piece of metal pipe.
In a telephone interview Monday, Dempsey said the victim refused medical treatment at the scene but the next day was taken to the hospital.
In an application for statement of charges, the victim said she received five staples in her head.
No other injuries were reported, according to police.
Dempsey said on Monday that the alleged weapon had not been recovered.
Dempsey conducted the initial interview of the victim. Sgt. Christopher Wode is leading the investigation.