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UPDATE: Suspect charged in connection to incident with MCTS bus driver

UPDATE: Suspect charged in connection to incident with MCTS bus driver

Updated: 5:24 a.m. on May 20, 2019

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- A Milwaukee woman is charged in connection to an incident with a Milwaukee County Transit System bus driver.

According to a criminal complaint, Betty Roberts is charged with battery to a public transit operator, use of a dangerous weapon. Court documents state Roberts jumped over the partial partition near the bus driver and started pressing buttons on the control panel. Roberts then cut the driver on his right forearm.

The incident was captured on video. A criminal complaint states Roberts told police she uses crack and heroin and doesn't remember the incident.

She faces up to a $10,000 fine and 3 and a half years in prison.

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Updated: 9:45 a.m. May 18, 2019

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- Milwaukee Police have apprehended a suspect in the aggravated assault on a Milwaukee County Transit System bus driver.   

The suspect was identified on May 17 and was taken into custody by the police.   

The Milwaukee County District Attorney is currently reviewing charges against the suspect.

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Posted: 10:50 a.m. May 17, 2019

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- Police are looking for a woman who allegedly stabbed a Milwaukee County Transit System (MCTS) bus driver after she refused to pay her bus fare. 

According to Milwaukee Police, the incident happened around 3:30 p.m. on May 15 near 76th and Appleton. 

Police say the woman boarded the bus and then became verbally and physically abusive when confronted by the driver to pay her fare. MCTS says the bus driver had minor injuries to his arm when the woman climbed over the driver's security shield. She then ran away from the scene. 

The suspect is described as an African American woman in her early 30s, about 5'4"-5'5" tall with a slim build. She was last seen wearing a black jacket, black pants, and a white head scarf. Police have released photos of the suspect. 

Anyone with any information, please contact Milwaukee Police at 414-935-7360.

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RennardCotton 3 days ago
Black women bus drivers be smart mouthing off to passengers,That's why passengers are sick,tired and fed up with black women bus drivers and black men bus drivers.
Jill RennardCotton 2 days ago
I do not agree. Some of the friendliest drivers I've encountered were African-American, both male and female. Some of the nastiest were Caucasian. Oh, and I'm also Caucasian. This woman was kicked off the bus for refusing to pay the fare. It had nothing to do with a rude driver.
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