Woman Arrested For Kicking Officer

Friday, March 28, 2014 - 9:13pm

Las Cruces Police arrested a woman suspected of kicking an officer who they said was trying to take her to a hospital.

Jessica Fernandez, 20, is charged with one count of Battery Upon a Peace Officer. Fernandez also had three outstanding warrants.

Las Cruces Police said they went to Fernandez's home to perform a welfare check.  An officer saw Fernandez and her mother fighting.

That officer tried to take Fernandez to his unit for medical attention.  Police said she pulled away and kicked the offier's left knee two times.

The officer gained control of Fernandez and escorted her to Memorial Medical Center for evaluation.

The officer had visible bruising to his knee but was not seriously injured.

Fernandez was booked into the Dona Ana County Detention Center with bond set at $5,000.


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