Woman Charged with Barbell Assault Rejects Plea Deal

Donna Lynn Spencer, 45, was arrested in Phoenixville this summer.

A Spring City woman who was arrested in Phoenixville over the summer on charges that she struck a man in the head with a barbell during a robbery, turned down a plea deal in Montgomery County Court last week and will now face trial, The Mercury is reporting.

According to the paper, Donna Lynn Spencer, 45, could have agreed to serve three to six years in prison on robbery charges, but turned down the offer. She remains in country jail, pending trial.

Authorities were called to Royersford retirement facility Golden Age Manor on June 13 at 11:30 a.m. after police say Spencer arrived to ask her eventual victim for a small loan. When the man refused, Spencer allegedly cracked him in the head with a 25-pound dumbbell, stole $500, and fled the scene.

She was eventually tracked down in Phoenixville, where she was apprehended by Phoenixville Police in the area of the West End Fire Company.

Read the full story here.

Dynamo47 December 18, 2012 at 01:04 PM
Absolutely disgusting crime for anyone to take advantage of an elderly resident of a retirement home. I hope that by rejecting the plea deal that she receives the maximum sentence and gets at least 10 years.
John Scioli December 18, 2012 at 01:23 PM
1978 called , they want their hairstyle back .
1 December 18, 2012 at 04:43 PM
This lady looks like "Blanka" from the old Street Fighter video game. I wonder if she did some crazy tumbles on her way out after assualting this poor guy.
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