A reported disturbance at a house on West Second Avenue early Saturday morning resulted in the arrest of a woman who allegedly spit on two police officers and bit one of them on the arm when they tried to arrest her.
Monica Jones, 22, also allegedly bit an ambulance attendant who was trying to secure her on a stretcher, Deputy Prosecutor Bryan Achorn said during a court hearing for Jones.
Detective Jeremy Oswalt reported that police were sent to the 4300 block of West Second Avenue after Jones’ mother called an ambulance because she was “afraid her daughter would hurt herself.”
Achorn reported that the officers, William Ablondi and Ryan Moheb, tried to talk to Jones and calm her down and Jones spit on the leg of one of the officers. When she was told that she would be arrested if she spit again, Jones reportedly spit on the other officer.
Oswalt reported that when the officers tried to arrest Jones, she bit Ablondi on the right arm, and then bit the ambulance attendant before she could be restrained and taken to Jefferson Regional Medical Center, then to the adult detention center.
Pine Bluff District Judge John Kearney set a $15,000 bond for Jones after ruling prosecutors had probable cause to charge her with two counts of aggravated assault on a police officer and two counts of second-degree battery.
Kearney ordered Jones, who Achorn said had no prior convictions or pending charges, to have no contact with the ambulance attendant until the case is settled and to come back to court Oct. 1.
Jones said she would hire her own attorney.