HUNTSVILLE, MO – A motion hearing Tuesday entertained a bond reduction motion for a woman accused of assault on a police officer.

Charges for assault and unlawful exhibiting were made against Katherine Lucas, 40, of Huntsville from December last year. The allegations stem from a traffic stop in which she allegedly attempted to stab a Moberly police officer with a screwdriver. At the hearing yesterday, Lucas was granted the reduction, in the form of an own-recognizance bond. She is not to have contact with a co-defendant in the case. Court records noted the decision partly hinged upon the fact Lucas had no prior criminal history.