Third Squad Detectives report the arrest of a New Cassel woman for an Assault that occurred on Wednesday, July 14, 2021 at 11:00 am in New Cassel.
According to detectives, officers responded to a residential apartment building located at 1120 Broadway for a disturbance. Upon their arrival, officers discovered that Jennifer Pettway, 40, of 1120 Broadway, Apartment 5, was involved in a dispute with her neighbor. Pettway became enraged and threatened to kill her. The female victim, 51, then called police fearing for her safety.
Pettway was irate and violent towards the responding officers, throwing items out of her apartment, refusing to come outside and speak with police. The officers at the scene immediately requested assistance from the Emergency Services Unit. While Emergency Service officers were attempting to speak with Pettway at the door to the apartment, an officer placed his plastic protection shield in the doorway to prevent her from closing the door. Pettway began pulling on the officer’s shield in an effort to take it away. She then grabbed his forearm and bit him, causing substantial pain which resulted in a contusion and swelling.
At this time, police were able to enter the apartment and Pettway refused to comply with multiple verbal commands and actively resisted arrest. After a brief struggle, she was placed in custody.
The injured officer was transported to a local hospital for medical treatment.
Defendant Pettway has been charged with Assault 2nd Degree, Menacing 3rd Degree, Attempted Grand Larceny 4th Degree and Resisting Arrest. She will be arraigned in Mineola on Thursday, July 15, 2021.
Details by: Det. O’Connor/3rd Squad 07/14/21/2300/8834