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Bedford Woman Arrested In Linton After Fighting With Officer
Updated May 5, 2013 1:10 AM
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(LINTON) - A Bedford woman who went to the police station Saturday evening, claiming she had been battered by her ex-husband, was the one who ended up in jail after she allegedly battered a Linton police officer outside the Linton Police Department.

31-year-old Amanda Stahl was arrested and taken to the Greene County Jail where she is being held without bond. She appeared in Greene Superior Court Tuesday afternoon and was charged with battery resulting in bodily injury to a law enforcement officer, a class D felony, and resisting law enforcement, a class A misdemeanor.

Stahl approached Linton Police Officer Brock Garrison when he was on a traffic stop on County Road 1225West just north of Linton. According to a probable cause affidavit, Stahl told him she had been injured by her ex-husband. But Garrison didn't see any injuries and told her to go to the police station and he would have an officer meet her and take a statement.

According to the probable cause affidavit, when Garrison got back to the department, Stahl was sitting in the front lobby. When she identified herself, he remembered past altercations between the couple and thought there was a protective order against her.

He asked the dispatcher to run a check and that is when he found she was wanted on a warrant for a petition to revoke probation/suspended sentence from a prior conviction.

When Stahl learned she had an outstanding warrant, she grabbed her coat and ran out the front door.

According to the probable cause affidavit, Garrison ran out the west door and apprehended her.

That is when Stahl began struggling with Garrison and they both fell to the ground. Stahl allegedly kicked him and Garrison was injured when he scraped his knee on the concrete during the struggle.

A firefighter, who was across the street from the Linton Fire Department, saw the fight and came to help Garrison.

Stahl was cuffed and had to be carried to a police car because she refused to cooperate. Officers had to physically put Stahl in the police car.

On the way to the jail, Stahl allegedly attempted to open the door and jump out of the car and she repeatedly attempted to kick out the window of the car.

After arriving at the jail, Stahl continued to fight police and had to be physically restrained by jail staff.

She is being held at the jail with no bond. She is scheduled to be in court again on Friday for a hearing on the petition to revoke charge.

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