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Deputy sheriff is charged in attack

She was accused of clubbing a woman and shooting a man in a rampage against South Phila. neighbors.

Robin Green was suspended.
Robin Green was suspended.Read more

A deputy sheriff has been arrested on allegations that she clubbed another woman with a baseball bat and shot a man in the penis, nearly killing him during a rampage in South Philadelphia, police said yesterday.

Robin Green, 48, was charged with attempted murder, aggravated assault and simple assault in the attack last month, and the Sheriff's Office has suspended her with the intent to dismiss.

Police gave this account of the dispute between Green and neighbors:

On April 30, Green confronted Umeka Simmons, 34, at 17th Street and Tasker Avenue and asked where she could find Donald Brown, a man both women knew. When Simmons would not tell Green, the deputy clubbed the woman with a bat, opening a gash in her head.

Green then went to Brown's house in the 1500 block of South Dorrance Street. When he opened the door, she shot him with her 9mm service pistol, police said.

Bleeding profusely, Brown, 52, was taken to the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, where doctors put him in a coma to save his life.

Green, no relation to Sheriff John D. Green, was arrested that night and charged in the attack on Simmons, police said. She was charged with shooting Brown after he came out of the coma Friday and identified her.

Green is free after posting $2,500 cash bail, court records show. A preliminary hearing is set for June 19.