WFPD: Woman tased twice, faces several charges after attacking officers

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A Wichita Falls woman faces several charges after police officers said she bit and kicked an officer despite being stunned with a taser twice, with no apparent effect.

Renisha Wallace, 24, has two charges of assault of a public servant, one aggravated assault charge and one charge of resisting arrest.

Police officers said they got calls about a disturbance at 5th Street and North Mill Thursday, April 18 night.

When officials arrived, the said Wallace was following and yelling at a man who was trying to get away.

Officers advised Wallace to put her hands behind her back but said she began to argue and told them she was the victim.

Officers tried to place her in handcuffs but said she resisted and bit one officer in the arm. The then put her on the ground but were still unable to get the cuffs on Wallace. An officer then tased Wallace in the lower back but said it had no effect.

The officer stunned her again but said Wallace kept resisting.

Officers finally got her cuffed and then tried to put her in a patrol car, but Wallace prevented this by kicking and holding onto the car, and the officer said he was then kicked in the arm.

Finally, once in the car, officers said Wallace slipped out of her cuffs and removed her leg restraints and began hitting the windows.

Officers said another wrestling match ensued as they again put her in cuffs and restraints. Officers charged her with assault of the man being chased and said he told them it started when she demanded a foot rub and he refused. He said she swung a glass bottle at him and that’s when he began walking away.   

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