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Woman arrested after biting, kicking officer

by Minden Press-Herald



A Minden woman was arrested early Monday after she allegedly bit a police officer on the arm while trying to flee officers.

Haley Copeland Monk, 28, of the 100 block of Mouser Lane, was charged with felony criminal damage to property, resisting an officer with force, two counts of battery of a police officer and resisting an officer by flight.

Around 2:30 a.m., deputies John Lewis and Troy Walker were dispatched to Monk’s home after her husband called dispatchers saying she cut herself while tearing the house up. When deputies arrived, they found the inside of the home destroyed with large amounts of blood throughout the residence, according to reports.

After deputies were unable to locate Monk, K9 officer Joel Thomas was called assist. Monk was later discovered hiding in a bedroom in the house.

Deputies say once they located Monk, she became aggressive and tried to run out of the house. In the process, she shoved officer Alan Davis out of the way. Once Davis grabbed Monk to keep her from fleeing, she reportedly became combative and began kicking him and bit his arm.

While deputies were placing Monk in the police unit, she reportedly kicked deputy Walker. Once inside the cruiser, she began kicking the window, which eventually was kicked off the track, deputies said. To calm her down enough to transport her to Bayou Dorcheat Correctional Center for booking, deputies tased and pepper sprayed.

Once she arrived at BDCC, deputies said Monk became combative towards the correction officers and had to be pepper sprayed a second time before being booked.

Hours before her arrest, deputy Lewis was at Monk’s home for a separate incident after her husband called to file a police report after she reportedly slashed the tires on his trucks and motorcycle.

At the time, Monk was intoxicated and severely impaired, according to the report.

Davis was treated at Minden Medical Center for injuries sustained during the confrontation.

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