Fahey charged with meth, assaulting an officer
By Pamela Claytor | January 26, 2017 6:46 am
An officer responding to reports of an intoxicated individual at the Midway Motel was allegedly punched and kicked by the suspect, according to a warrant filed by Sgt. Brent Copeland of the Sparta Police Department.
The incident occurred on Jan. 23.
Copeland states that at approximately 2:20 p.m., he, Patrolman Charlie Sims and Patrolman Cole Stickler responded to the hotel, when Ashley Marie Fahey, 36, of Sparta, came out of her room into the parking lot and began yelling and cursing at the patrol cars. She then began cursing at the officers and acting in an erratic manner, according to Copeland.
Officers believed Fahey to be under the influence of an intoxicant, and they began to approach her.
At that time, Fahey ran into a motel room and continued cursing and yelling through the door, stating that she wanted to kill the officers, among other threats, Copeland says.
“We advised her that she needed to come to the door, and she told us that we better stay away from her,” the warrant says.
The motel manager reported to officers that she had been acting in this manner throughout the day, and he had advised her that she needed to leave, Copeland says.
The manager unlocked the door and attempted to enter the room, when Copeland says Fahey kicked the door and knocked him back.
Stickler, Sims and Copeland entered the room, and at that time, Fahey punched Stickler in the face, according to Copeland.
Stickler reportedly detained Fahey on the bed as he attempted to place her in handcuffs.
Copeland says Fahey continued to resist Stickler and kicked him in his arm. Officers then took her down to the floor and placed the handcuffs on her.
Copeland says he walked her to his patrol car where she was searched. During the search, Copeland reports that he discovered a white metal pipe with marijuana residue in her front pocket of her pants and a small baggie containing a crystal substance believed to be meth.
Inside the room, Sims reportedly found a small baggie containing a green leafy substance believed to marijuana.
Fahey was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct, assault on an officer, resisting arrest, simple possession of schedule VI drugs, simple possession of schedule II methamphetamine, public intoxication and unlawful drug paraphernalia.
She was transported to the White County Justice Center where she was booked on $11,000 bond.