MANKATO — A Mankato woman allegedly threatened to shoot police officers after she assaulted a 14-year-old girl.

Keshia Lynette Christmas, 31, was charged with felony threats of violence, gross misdemeanor malicious punishment of a child and misdemeanor domestic assault Tuesday in Blue Earth County District Court.

Christmas reported a girl missing Saturday night from a Mankato hotel. The girl later was located at the hotel and said Christmas had given her a “whooping.”

A witness said he saw Christmas punch and choke the girl. Another person said the girl told her Christmas beat her with a belt.

After she was taken to jail, Christmas threatened to shoot “all the cops in the head,” according to a court complaint. She also reportedly said she would assault the girl again and “give them a reason to put me in here.”

The Free Press