A 34-year-old woman from Fulton County, Arkansas allegedly tried to steal the patrol car in the middle of her arrest for public intoxication.
Last week, near the Saddler Falls camping resort in Mammoth Spring, a woman was reportedly wandering around the usually serene area. She was allegedly becoming aggressive and trying to fight with others she encountered. Based on her behavior and demeanor, it was asserted that she had imbibed a lot of alcohol.
The authorities were notified about the situation, and deputies from the Fulton County Sheriff’s Office were sent to the scene to investigate.
According to reports, when the deputies got to the site and spoke with the suspect, they initially decided to make arrangements for one of her friends to come and pick her up. While they tried to set up the ride, the woman allegedly became combative with the manager and staff of the resort and the deputy.
The woman was told that she was being arrested, and she was placed in the back of the patrol vehicle. She reportedly freed her wrists and climbed into the front of the vehicle by going through a space in the partition.
As she got into the front of the car, she reportedly knocked over the deputy’s rifle. When it fell, it caused the siren to turn on.
The deputy told the woman to get out of the car, but she allegedly tried to put it in drive and take off. She reportedly continued to struggle when the deputy physically removed her from the vehicle.
The woman was taken to the Fulton County Detention Center. It is expected that she will face felony charges of 3rd-degree escape from custody law enforcement, theft of a vehicle, misdemeanor charges of public intoxication, disorderly conduct, and resisting arrest. She is being held in lieu of a $20,000 bond.
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