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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.