Bail Reduced for McDonald’s Worker Jailed After Recorded Beating

Latia-Harris
Salem Police Department

A McDonald's worker jailed after allegedly being caught on video beating a young mother in front of her toddler has had her bail reduced.

Latia Harris is in custody in the Salem County Correctional Facility. The 25-year-old turned herself in to Salem City Police on Monday following a nearly week-long search.

The Salem McDonald's staffer allegedly severely beat her co-worker, 27-year-old Catherine Ferreira, in a field near the restaurant late last month. The entire attack was recorded by on-lookers using a smartphone and posted to the internet.

Police say Harris held down Ferreira and beat her before threatening the woman's 2-year-old son. The boy can be seen on the video trying to stop the assault. None of the other witnesses stepped in.

Authorities said the attack stemmed from a work-related issue.

Harris was charged with Aggravated Assault and two counts of Making Terroristic Threats and held on $35,000 bail.

That bail was reduced to $20,000, according to the correctional facility's reporting system. She remains in the county prison.

A no contact order is in place between Harris and Ferreira.

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