A Lake City woman was arrested late Saturday night after she allegedly punched a Clinton police officer in the face, according to WYSH Radio in Clinton.
Clinton Police Department Officer Shawn Fritz was on patrol Saturday night at around 10:15 p.m. when he spotted a woman later identified as 28-year-old Ashley Bullock walking down North Charles Seivers Boulevard wearing only a T-shirt and blue jeans even though temperatures were only around 50 degrees, WYSH said.
Fritz conducted an unrelated traffic stop a short distance away and when he was finished there, doubled back to check on the woman to make sure she was OK. He located her standing in front of the Git N Go on North Seivers and attempted to make contact with her, the radio station said.
However, as he approached, she started walking away.
According to the arrest report, Fritz followed her, and Bullock stopped in the middle of the parking lot and turned to him, saying that she had just gotten out of jail and would not go back. At that point, she allegedly swung at Fritz, hitting him on the left side of his face near the eye with her fist, WYSH said.
Fritz took her to the ground and placed her under arrest on a charge of assault, the radio station said. She was taken back to the Anderson County Jail, from where she had been released less than half an hour before Fritz first saw her walking along the side of the road.
The incident was witnessed by two people and statements were obtained, WYSH said. Bullock has a lengthy arrest record dating back to 2004.
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