A Plainfield woman was convicted on Monday of aggravated assault and weapons charges stemming from a New Year's Day incident in 2007 that damaged several vehicles, said Union County Prosecutor Theodore J. Romankow.
Golda Harris of Plainfield was convicted of one count of 2nd degree aggravated assault, one count of 3rd degree aggravated assault with a weapon, criminal mischief and four weapon offences, said Assistant Prosecutor Joshua McMahon, who prosecuted the case. In the early morning hours of January 1, 2007, Harris drove her Ford Explorer to her ex-boyfriend's house where she proceeded to severely damage the man's vehicle with a mallet, said McMahon. Harris left the scene but returned several hours later and confronted the ex-boyfriend outside the property on Mariner's Court. During that altercation, prosecutors said, she tried to run the man over and in the process severely damaged four cars, including neighbor's vehicles.
Following five day trial and several hours of deliberations, a Union County jury convicted Harris. She faces up to 10 years in prison when she is sentenced on December 5th before Union County Superior Court Judge Stuart Peim.