LEOMINSTER — A Gardner woman is facing multiple charges after police say she attacked several officers inside the Leominster Police Department late Sunday night in an attempt to see her recently arrested husband.
Sarah Davis, 34, reportedly told a desk officer that she was at the station to see her husband, Matthew Caldwell, who had been arrested earlier that evening for a “domestic disturbance” in which Davis was the victim.
An officer responded to the station’s lobby after Davis flipped over a chair, he reported.
The officer reported he warned Davis that she would be charged with vandalism if she caused any damage to the lobby and explained that her husband’s bail would not be set until six hours after he had been arrested.
The officer also told Davis that she wouldn’t be able to bail him out, since she was the victim, the officer reported.
The officer then reported that Davis refused to leave the station until she saw her husband, and asked the officer if he would arrest her if she were to throw a lobby chair again.
When he confirmed that she would be placed under arrest if she did, she threw the chair which struck a medical disposal bin, the officer reported.
The officer said that while Davis was initially compliant with her arrest, she resisted their attempts to escort her through the station, demanding that officers retrieve some personal belongings she had dropped during the incident.
After the officer told Davis that they would come back for her possessions, she reportedly grabbed the officer’s index finger and attempted to bend it backward, the officer reported.
She did this twice while officers attempted to escort her to the station’s booking area, the officer reported.
In the station, the officer reported, Davis “donkey kicked” him in what was believed to be an attempt to strike him in the groin. Other officers on duty in the station quickly brought her to the ground in an attempt to restrain her.
Another officer intervened at this point and ordered Davis to stop kicking at police, although the struggle continued until officers used shackles to restrain her.
Even then she bit at least one officer during the process, according to the officer.
When officers moved to put her in the emergency restraint chair, Davis continued to be uncooperative, according to police, although they ultimately secured her in the seat.
Another officer said that Davis smelled of liquor and seemed to be under the influence of some other, unidentified, intoxicant.
Davis, who was held on $200 bail, was charged with two counts of assault and battery on a police officer, vandalizing property, resisting arrest and five counts of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon.
Her next court date is scheduled for Oct. 9.
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