EVANSVILLE, Ind. — A woman was arrested Monday morning after she ran over an Evansville police officer’s arm while resisting arrest.
Evansville Police Officer Nathan Jones was driving in the area of Hedelbach Ave. and Diamond Ave. when a man flagged him down.
The man told Ofc. Jones that he needed a ride because he was just involved in a domestic dispute with a woman and he wanted to leave before she came back. While Jones and the man were speaking, the woman, identified as 18-year-old Maeling Smith, arrived in a Honda accord and started yelling at the man.
Jones asked Smith to stay in her car. Smith refused and continued to yell at the man.
Jones attempted to arrest Smith, police said, but Smith got back in her car while Jones was trying to put handcuffs on her.
Police say Smith put the car in reverse and drove away while Jones was still holding onto her.
Jones was dragged by the car for about a block, according to police, before he was able to free himself. That’s when his arm was run over by Smith’s car.
Smith then stopped her car and Jones was able to arrest her.
After backup officers arrived, Jones was taken to a nearby hospital. Police did not say how badly the officer’s arm was injured.
Smith was arrested and taken to the Vanderburgh County Jail. She is charged with battery against a public safety official and resisting law enforcement.