Orleans Woman Sentenced to Prison After Striking Jail Officer

(BEDFORD) – An Orleans woman was sentenced to prison on a felony charge of battery resulting in bodily injury to a jail officer.

Lawrence County Superior Court I Judge John Plummer sentenced Dara Hagemier to three years in the Department of Corrections. He then suspended one year which will be served on supervised probation when she is released

Dana Hagemier

Hagemier pleaded guilty to the charge in a negotiated plea deal on November 24, 2020. A habitual offender charge was dropped.

On the evening of March 5, 2020, 43-year-old Hagemier, was booked into jail on charges of public intoxication and residential entry.  During the booking process, she struck a jail officer.

While changing from her street clothes into a jail uniform Hagemier became combative.

“A jail officer attempted to restrain her at which time Hagemier used her knee to strike the jail officer in the stomach,” says Chief Deputy Aaron Shoults. “With the assistance of other officers, she was brought under control. The jail officer was not seriously injured but did complain of pain to the area that she had been struck.”