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Drake jailed after fight with deputies
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A woman who brawled with deputies at a graveyard will serve 120 days in jail.
The woman, Sasha Tierra Drake, 21, entered guilty pleas Tuesday before General Sessions Judge Larry Ross to two counts each of assault and resisting arrest. She was sentenced to serve 120 days of an 11-month, 29-day sentence.
Her sentence comes after deputies were called to Gardens of Memory where a complainant said she was being disorderly. She was reportedly at the cemetery visiting the grave of a relative at the time of the disorderly report.
When officers arrived it was discovered there was an active forgery warrant on Drake, prompting deputy Kelly Carter to place the woman under arrest on the outstanding warrant. However, the suspect did not want to go with the officer and a tussle occurred.
Officers involved in the incident say Drake became irate as she was being arrested and began clawing, biting and kicking in an attempt to get away. The woman ripped one officer’s uniform and had to be detained by three officers. She was then able to get out of her handcuffs after being placed in a patrol car, prompting a second fight when officers had to pull her out to again handcuff her.
The charge of forgery, which was the original reason for her arrest at the cemetery, was dismissed in light of her guilty pleas to the assault charges.