A Palm Beach Gardens psychologist taking part in a court case involving child-custody issues was attacked in June by a former patient, according to an arrest report.
Sherryl Reynolds is facing charges of burglary with assault or battery and robbery without a firearm. Reynolds, 43, was released late Tuesday from the Palm Beach County Jail on 10,000 bond.
The arrest report states that Reynolds was a court-ordered patient of the victim.
The psychologist was seated in her vehicle outside her practice June 28 when Reynolds pulled up beside her and approached on foot, the report said.
As the victim attempted to leave the area in her car, Reynolds allegedly threw court documents into the vehicle, grabbed the woman’s forearms and tried to grab her cellphone. The psychologist sustained abrasions on her arms and a small laceration to a thumb, the report said.
The attack was caught on video surveillance. Court documents left behind by Reynolds were confiscated by Palm Beach Gardens police.
Records show that Reynolds was arrested in December 2014 in the parking lot of the Palm Beach County Courthouse after she allegedly used a drill bit to scratch the word “mom” into her husband’s vehicle following a child custody hearing.
The state attorney chose not to pursue a charge of criminal mischief against Reynolds.