Crime

Cops came to her aid in domestic dispute. She punched, spit on them, prosecutors say

Puyallup police were trying to break up a drunken domestic dispute Sunday night, but both parties were even more displeased with the officers than one another, prosecutors say.

The man swore at officers trying to arrest him for punching the woman, then told them to use a Taser on him, charging documents say.

The woman’s alleged actions — grabbing at one officer, hitting two others and spitting on a fourth — got her arrested, too.

Now the 20-year-old Puyallup woman faces four counts of third-degree assault and one count each of obstructing police and resisting arrest. She was arraigned Tuesday in Pierce County Superior Court on the charges, and her bail was set at $50,000.

According to charging documents:

Police responded to the couple’s domestic dispute in the 900 block of East Main and found the woman distraught and covered in blood. Her boyfriend had blood all over himself, too.

They drunkenly denied fighting with one another and said they fought with another couple.

The two responding officers asked the couple to hold still while they went and talked nearby about a witness to the incident. But the couple both tried to walk away.

Officers tried to arrest the man after being told he’d punched the woman. He swore at them, then took a fighting stance and said “Taser me!”

That’s when the woman tried to grab two of the officers, hitting one in the process.

One of the officers tried to push her away as she swore at him and ignored his commands. She tumbled over a hedge, but popped back up and punched the officer in the chin.

The officer drew his Taser and the woman tried to run across the street, but she was hit by the barbs and fell to the ground.

The officer tried to arrest her, too, but she swore at him when he asked her to put her hands behind her back.

Another officer came to help calm her down and detain her, but she spit mucus onto him.

She was put into a spit hood and detained.

Once she was processed at Pierce County Jail, corrections deputies found she had a felony theft warrant from Pierce County.

Kenny Ocker: 253-597-8627, @KennyOcker

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