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A woman charged for assaulting a police officer entered a plea of not guilty in court today.

Verna L. Napier, 38, is charged with assault on a police officer, a felony, and resisting arrest. She plead not guilty to both charges, and her bond was set at $6,000.

The incident happened at 3834 Dayton Road in Springfield around 1:30 a.m. today. Officials were called to the home on a report that Napier was threatening to harm her mother.

As deputies spoke with her, she attempted to barricade herself in her bedroom. After a confrontation between her and deputies, one deputy was hit several times. He used the stun gun to subdue Napier.

Napier was taken to Clark County Jail and will receive a mental health evaluation.


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