Woman who provided false ID to police faces additional charge


A woman facing felony assault charges now faces an additional charge as police say she provided them with a false identification.

Ahjani Nantwi, 24, was arrested on Oct. 31 after police received a call from a State College resident saying that a woman he had met a few nights before was “becoming very loud and out of control.” Police responded to the residence and allegedly found Nantwi “visibly intoxicated” and “ranting incoherent statements.”

Nantwi was observed as having a swollen lip and scrapes on her face, police said, and an ambulance was called. Police said at that time she provided them with an identification card in the name of Teana Dobbins.

While waiting for the ambulance, police said Nantwi refused to comply with requests to sit in one place. She allegedly continued to yell obscenities at officers and EMT personnel who arrived on the scene.

Nantwi was handcuffed and carried to the ambulance because she allegedly refused to walk, and kicked an EMT in the head while being loaded into the ambulance, police said. EMTs used straps to restrain her to the stretcher as she continued to scream and fight to get up.

Nantwi allegedly continued an ongoing disturbance in the Mount Nittany Medical Center emergency room for several minutes until she could be sedated, police said, saying it took “three security personnel and multiple hospital staff” to restrain her.

At no time during the process of arrest, treatment, arraignment or processing did Nantwi advise of her real identity, police said. She was fingerprinted under the name Dobbins when the prints returned her actual identity.

Nantwi was arraigned Monday for a second time before District Judge Steven Lachman, according to court documents, and now faces a misdemeanor charge of false identification as well as a felony charge of aggravated assault and misdemeanor charges of resisting arrest and disorderly conduct. Bail was set at $75,000.

According to Centre County Correctional Facility’s website, Nantwi is still listed as an inmate under her false identity.

A preliminary hearing is slated for Nov. 23.

Jeremy Hartley: 814-231-4616, @JJHartleyNews