The Third Squad reports the arrest of two people from Brooklyn for the Assault on a Police Officer that occurred on Saturday, June 20, 2020 at 11:56 PM in Westbury.
According to Detectives, police were called for a female, now known as defendant Courtney Stapleford, 28, of 389 Madison Street, Brooklyn who was yelling and banging on the front doors of several residences near the intersection of Carle Road and Jericho Turnpike. Upon police arrival, defendant Stapleford was located sitting in a 2019 Orange Subaru CTK along with a male, now known as defendant Travis Watkins, 29, of 389 Madison Street, Brooklyn. The responding officers saw that defendant Stapleford was visibly upset and defendant Watkins had a contusion on the left side of his forehead. During the investigation, defendant Stapleford became verbally combative with the officer who was interviewing her. She quickly exited the vehicle, pushed the officer back and attempted to strike him. Officers attempted to handcuff defendant Stapleford but she was physically combative and kicked an officer several times before finally being placed under arrest. Defendant Watkins exited the vehicle and started to shout at officers demanding that they release defendant Stapleford, refusing to back away after being ordered to several times. When officers attempted to place him under arrest he physically resisted. The arresting officer suffered bleeding and pain to their left hand and was transported to a nearby hospital for treatment.
Defendant Courtney Stapleford and Tavis Watkins are both charged with Assault 2nd degree, Resisting Arrest and Obstructing Governmental Administration 2nd degree. Both were arraigned on Sunday, June 21, 2020 in Mineola.
Details by: Det. Yao/3rd Squad 06/21/20/1630/9962