Officer injured by woman who was allegedly breaking windows ‘in a rage’
PARSONS, Kan. — The Parsons, Kansas Police Department says a woman is charged after she allegedly broke windows in a rage and injured a police officer.
The incident happened on Wednesday, September 11th. Parsons Police Officers went to the 2400 block of Crawford around 7:20 pm for a report of a woman breaking out windows of a house.
When officers got there, they immediately heard the breaking of glass and ran to investigate. According to the Parsons Police Department, they saw 19-year-old Latavah Dunn standing next to the house with blood running down her face.
Police say she had apparently broken several windows while in a rage.
Dunn allegedly ignored officers who were asking her what was going on. They say she turned and walked away.
“Officers attempted to effect the arrest of Dunn for the criminal damage but were assaulted during the incident. Dunn began to hit and kick officers and in the fray one officer sustained an injury,” according to a release from the Parson Police Department.
Once she was arrested, police say Dunn was put into a patrol car where she damaged police equipment.
Dunn was treated for her injuries. The injured officer was also treated and released from the emergency room.
The Labette County Prosecutor’s Office has filed charges against Dunn for criminal damage, aggravated battery on a law enforcement officer, disorderly conduct and interference with a law enforcement officer.
Parsons Police Chief Robert Spinks says, “we are lucky that this ended without serious injury to anyone. Police are often presented very limited options to resolve conflicts and must make split second decisions, these officers were confronted with a violent subject that refused to cooperate and was still able to make a solid arrest. We are thankful that the officer will make a full recovery and look forward to the officers return to duty status.”
Parsons Police Department says “This continues to be an on-going investigation and citizens are encouraged to “See It, Hear It, Report It.” If anyone has any further information on this incident or any other criminal activity, please contact the Parsons Police Department at 421-7060 or call the Tip Line at 421-7057 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.”
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