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2 of 4 charges dropped against woman who breached security checkpoints near Mar-a-Lago

Opera singer led deputies on chase in January
Hannah Roemhild
Posted at 11:15 AM, May 20, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-11 19:29:03-04

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — Prosecutors have dropped two of the four charges against a woman accused of leading law enforcement on a wild chase through two barricades in late January at Mar-a-Lago.

Hannah Roemhild, 30, of Middletown, Connecticut, was arrested Jan. 31 after dancing on her vehicle, acting erratically then driving through the security checkpoints that were set up along South Ocean Boulevard ahead of a weekend visit by President Donald Trump.

Court documents show charges of fleeing from police and resisting an officer without violence were dropped this week.


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Roemhild, an opera singer, still faces two counts of aggravated assault on a law enforcement officer, which are both felonies. Those two counts are still pending with the next hearing date scheduled for July 23.

When Roemhild plowed through the checkpoints earlier this year, it drew gunfire from two Palm Beach County sheriff's deputies and a Secret Service agent. She thenpicked up her mother from Palm Beach International Airport before being taken into custody at a West Palm Beach extended stay motel.