22-year-old arrested at Richmond protest to appear in court

Richmond

RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — Michaela Hatton, who was arrested in Richmond last month during a protest, will appear in court Tuesday morning.

Hatton, age 22, is facing felony charges assaulting an officer and conspiring to incite a riot. According to police, Hatton struck an officer in the head with a bullhorn after the officer attempted to stop her from crossing the police line. Police said she was warned repeatedly not to cross the police line.

According to Richmond City Councilwoman Stephanie Lynch, Hatton is a social worker and felony charges should be dropped.

Hatton’s court hearing was originally scheduled for 11 a.m., however, the docket list said Hatton was in court at 9 a.m. Her case was certified to a grand jury and moved to Richmond’s circuit court.

A clerk told 8News her case will likely be on the September docket.

This is a developing story. Stay with 8News for updates.

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