JACKSON – Township police arrested a couple on October 21 following a report that a man was trying to strangle his girlfriend.
Around 9 p.m. multiple officers responded to a Nottingham Way residence following the female’s call that she was being strangled by her boyfriend before the call was disconnected.
Police arrived at the scene and were met by a 58-year-old male and 59-year-old female. The male was observed to have fresh cuts on his cheek and the female exhibited a noticeable facial injury.
There was also a strong odor of alcohol observed from each and once both were separated the investigation progressed, both were uncooperative and denied anything had taken place. The female claimed to have called 9-1-1 but told officers nothing had happened as various accounts were given to explain the observed injuries.
During the questioning of the male, he became uncooperative and pushed an officer at which time he was to be placed under arrest but refused to comply and began a struggle as he resisted officers.
Hearing the altercation going on inside the residence, other officers outside went to assist the other officers but had to turn their efforts to physically restrain the female from becoming involved in the incident as she ignored officer’s commands to stay back.
The male was soon placed in handcuffs and escorted from the scene while the female, who continued to be uncooperative and used profanity to explain to the officers how she was going to assault them and refused to provide her name and identification, was also placed under arrest.
After being handcuffed and while being escorted from the residence, the woman was able to wiggle one of her hands free from the handcuffs and turned to face the escorting officer with a closed fist.
A struggle then ensued to control the female where she had to be taken to the ground to be controlled and the handcuffs were secured again and she was escorted to a waiting patrol vehicle while still being physically resistant to the officers.
Both arrestees exhibited signs of intoxication at police headquarters as they remained uncooperative and confrontational with the officers and supervisors while they were processed.
During this time, EMS was requested and responded to headquarters twice to check the female at her request, who then refused further medical attention both times.
Police charged the male with obstruction, aggravated assault and resisting arrest while the woman was charged with obstruction and resisting arrest.
As both of their public safety pre-trial risk assessments (PSA) done under the Criminal Justice Reform Act, they were both charged on summons complaints and released pending future court appearances.
Their identities were not released in a police report provided to the media.