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Posted November 7, 2012 | comments 3 Comments

Woman indicted on assault and battery, grand larceny charges

By Joe Beck

A Front Royal woman was indicted Monday in Warren County Circuit Court on four charges linked to a fight that required another woman to be taken to the hospital.

Desirae Jean Munda, 23, of 446 Hill St., was charged with assault and battery, grand larceny and entering property with the intent to damage. Munda was also charged with violating a protective order.

The criminal complaint against Munda by Front Royal patrol officer A.C. Mariano states that Mariano arrived at 1008 Shenandoah Ave. on Aug. 21 to answer a report of an assault in progress. Mariano reported finding Keeley Peacemaker with unspecified injuries to the right side of her face. Mariano described Peacemaker as "extremely upset."

Peacemaker reported to Mariano that Munda and another woman, Charity Dawn Steed, entered her residence, despite being told that they could not be on the property "and proceeded to assault Peacemaker in her bedroom with personal weapons and what was described as a 'copper pipe.'"

Peacemaker told Mariano that she was able to get away and reached the stairs, but turned back after realizing that the other women were still in her room, according to the complaint.

The complaint states that Peacemaker saw Munda pick her wedding ring off the floor and then leave. Peacemaker tried to get the ring back from Munda and Steed in the yard, but they attacked and injured her, the complaint states.

Her injuries were treated at Warren Memorial Hospital, according to the complaint.

In another Warren County indictment, Michael Allen Gilardi Jr., 39, of 112 Scott St., was charged with assault and battery to his stepson and assault and battery to his wife.

Front Royal patrol officer Marc R. Ramey said in his criminal complaint that he was called to 112 Scott St. on Oct. 7, where he found a 14-year-old boy outside. The boy said Gilardi had slapped him in the face and hit him in the ribs and face, according to the complaint.

The complaint states that the boy's mother, Tina Gilardi, reported that she was pushed out of the way during the incident and suffered a cut ankle.

Michael Gilardi is being held without bond, according to court records.

Contact staff writer Joe Beck at 540-465-5137 ext. 142, or jbeck@nvdaily.com


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