Woman, 53, Arrested For Allegedly Punching San Jacinto Officer

SAN JACINTO (CBSLA.com) — A woman remained behind bars Sunday for allegedly punching an officer who was attempting to take her into custody.

A statement issued by the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department says the officer was dispatched to the 100 block of North Alessandro Avenue following a report of a person making threats against a roommate and her family.

Upon arriving on scene, a scuffle ensued as the officer attempted to place handcuffs on the woman.

Authorities say the woman punched the officer in the head and attempted to reach for his TASER.

The statement says the woman was subsequently detained.

She was identified by authorities as 53-year-old Jackie Carter of San Jacinto.

Carter was taken to an area hospital with minor injuries. Authorities said the officer also sustained minor injuries but didn’t require medical treatment.

Carter was subsequently booked on suspicion of making terrorist threats, attempting to take an officer’s TASER, and felony resisting arrest.

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