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Intoxicated Woman Kicked Officer in Face

An Arkansas woman is facing a felony charge after allegedly attacking and injuring a law enforcement officer who went to her apartment complex after neighbors called in complaints about her behavior.

On the afternoon of April 8, the tenants in an apartment complex in Hot Springs reportedly experienced a disturbance caused by one of the residents. The 45-year-old woman was allegedly angry and making a lot of noise outside of her apartment. They decided to call the police to report the situation.

An officer from the Hot Springs Police Department went to the address to see what was going on. When he saw the woman, who was believed to be highly intoxicated, the officer said her arms were cut with the blood dripping down to her hands. When he tried to inspect the cuts, the woman reportedly resisted and hit him in the face.

Backup officers and EMTs went to the scene to help, and the woman allegedly lashed out at the same officer by kicking him in the face. During the alleged altercation, the woman reportedly ruined the officer’s shirt and a piece of electronic equipment.

The woman was transported to CHI St. Vincent Hot Springs for assessment and treatment of her wounds. Upon her release from the hospital, she was taken into custody and booked into the Garland County Jail. She is facing preliminary charges of one felony count of second-degree battery, one misdemeanor count of resisting arrest, one misdemeanor count of second-degree criminal mischief, one misdemeanor count of public intoxication, and one misdemeanor count of disorderly conduct. She was held in lieu of a $2,500 bond and pleaded not guilty to the charges. If she is convicted of the felony battery charge, she could spend up to six years behind bars.

If you or someone you love is suspected of a criminal offense, contact Orange County criminal defense lawyer Staycie R. Sena at (949) 477-8088 for a consultation now.

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