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Woman charged in brawl with officers
Martin was asked to stop drinking
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A woman faces multiple assault counts after she allegedly brawled with police officers after they took her beer away.
The woman, Jerri Martin, 33, will face charges of resisting arrest and three counts of assault on an officer when her case comes before General Sessions Judge Bill Locke on July 1.
The charges were leveled after police went to a residence on Old Post Road to respond to a disturbance and found Ms. Martin, who appeared to be intoxicated. She reportedly grabbed a beer bottle and went out onto the porch while police were investigating the call.
The police report lists the property on Old Post Road as being Martin’s residence.
“We asked her to put the beer bottle down and stop drinking,” said policewoman Rachel Nichols in her warrant against Martin. “She refused and at that time Sgt. Kenneth Seagraves took the bottle away and took hold of her arm to place her into custody.”
It was at that point a brawl began as the woman reportedly began to resist arrest by biting Nichols on the hand and Seagraves on the thumb. The violence then escalated further.
“She grabbed ahold of my hair and grabbed Sgt. Seagraves by the groin,” Nichols swore in her warrant charging assault on an officer.
A third officer was also involved in the confrontation, that being Lt. John Morgan. The report didn’t list any specific injuries for Morgan.
Nichols went on to say Martin continued fighting all the way to the police car and the woman grabbed her arm and left several scratches and cuts on her forearm. The fight, officer Nichols noted, didn’t stop there as she says Martin took a swing at her once they were at the jail.