By Joe Bachman
A Nekoosa woman faces multiple charges of criminal damage, as well as spitting on and obstructing an officer.
According to police reports, on Dec. 18 an officer was called to a tavern on the 100 block of 2nd St. North regarding an unruly patron who was causing a disturbance. The woman, identified as 28-year-old Quanesha Taylor, was asked multiple times to leave the establishment, but refused to do so.
After initially making verbal contact, Taylor headed towards the bathroom. The officer attempted to grab Taylor to remove her, but she refused, telling the officer “get your hands off of me”.
Taylor continued to refuse cooperation, as well as shouting profanities at the officer as he tried to place her under arrest. As officers attempted to escort Taylor to the squad, she allegedly started kicking at one of the officers, who fell back onto another vehicle because of her actions.
Once placed into the squad car, Taylor started to kick at the vehicle, eventually causing damage to the high mounted brake lamp. According to police, while securing the defendant in the back of the vehicle, she also spit on one of the officers.
If convicted, Taylor faces up to five years imprisonment, and up to $30,000 in fines. Her preliminary hearing is scheduled for Jan. 3.