A local nurse practitioner received medical care after an altercation with a state police officer in the courthouse annex Monday and now faces several criminal charges.
Sandra Jones, 51, of Columbia, is charged with disorderly conduct, 2nd degree; menacing; resisting arrest; and assault, 3rd degree of a police officer.
Jones was apparently on the second floor of the annex and was in the public area in front of the county attorney and sheriff offices around 1:30 p.m. when the incident took place.
According to the arrest complaint, Kentucky State Police Trooper Nick Hale states that he was there in reference to an investigation he was working on. When he entered the upstairs lobby Jones confronted him and said she needed to talk to him. Hale states in the arrest complaint that Jones began cursing him and was upset about an investigation he is working on that involves her brother.
Hale states in the complaint that Jones “balled up her fist” and cursed him so he asked her if she intended to hit him. She became angrier and belligerent, and after giving her a warning, Hale states that he told her she was under arrest.
“I grabbed her right arm in an attempt to hand cuff her and she pulled away,” Hale states. “I continued trying (to) gain compliance and she started swinging her hands hitting my neck, scratching the left side. I then did a leg sweep and took her to the ground.”
Jones was taken to T. J. Health Columbia where she was treated for wrist and rib injuries as well as a cut to the head. When she was released she was taken to the Adair County Regional Jail, where she was booked at 9:31 p.m. She was released Tuesday morning on bond.