Head butting a patrol car may cost a woman a decade in jail after it violated her parole for a string of home burglaries.
The woman, Amanda Collins, 39, of Morrison, entered guilty pleas before General Sessions Judge Bill Locke to charges of resisting arrest, domestic assault and vandalism to government property. She was given an 11-month, 29-day sentence to be served concurrently with a parole violation, which will be heard at a later date in Circuit Court. She will remain held until that time.
Her charges come after she was involved in a domestic incident outside a gas station last month on South Chancery Street with a man she knew.
“They got in an argument over Ms. Collins riding other males around in his vehicle,” said McMinnville policewoman Rachel Nichols, noting an off-duty officer, who was inside the store, saw Collins initiate the physical confrontation by pushing the man she was arguing with.
Nichols tried to ease the situation.
“I went to grab her by the arm and she pushed away,” Nichols swore in her warrant against the woman, noting she had to take the suspect to the ground but Collins kept resisting. “She crossed her arms and refused to move them.”
Things escalated even further once Collins was placed in a patrol car for transport to jail.
“She was hitting her head on the vehicle partition,” the officer said, noting the partition separates the prisoners in the back from the officer up front. “She kicked the inside of the door.”
Once they arrived at the jail, Collins lashed out. “She started to hit the trunk with her head.”
The end result was two dents on the patrol car’s fender well which brought the vandalism charges against her.
The incident happened shortly after Collins was released from prison on parole following her conviction for a rash of residential burglaries in 2012. She and another woman entered guilty pleas in September 2012 to 10 counts of burglary. Investigators say the women would find houses where no one was at home and kick in their doors or break windows to get in.
If she is found guilty of violating her parole, she will owe the remainder of her 10-year sentence, minus good time and jail credits, meaning she could be up for parole again by early 2017.