JONESBORO, Ark. – A suspect is accused of committing battery against a Jonesboro Police Department officer after some type of psychological episode which began with her knocking on doors and laying on the ground.
Lisa Michelle Larkins, 38, of Jonesboro, was charged Tuesday with second degree battery on a law enforcement officer, a felony. The altercation itself happened on Sunday, when officers were requested to respond to 305 Melrose with regards to an unknown female who was in the area knocking on doors and was reported to be laying on the ground in front of that address at that time, Cpl. David McDaniel with JPD told NEA Report on Tuesday.
The responding officer stated in her narrative that once the female was located, she was very agitated and acted like she was under the influence of an unknown intoxicant. The officer reported the female was sitting on the curb speaking with the officer and then jumped up and charged at the officer. The female officer was grabbed by the neck as the suspect drug the officer to the ground. The subject began to hit and kick the officer while they were on the ground. The female was taken into custody and transported to the county jail where she continued to fight with jail staff, McDaniel said.
The detective assigned to the case had a temporary bond of $75,000 issued and a psychological evaluation was ordered as well.
The officer sustained abrasions and bruising to her throat and other minor cuts to her hand.
Bond was set at $75,000 on Tuesday.