A Springfield woman is accused of biting a police officer Wednesday as medics and police were trying to help her come out of a possible overdose.
Stacy Rife, 32, was arrested and charged with assault on a peace officer, according to a Springfield police report.
The incident started when Springfield police responded to the 1100 block of Buckeye Street at about 4:50 p.m. There, they found medics treating Rife, the report says.
“Ms. Rife became combative inside her vehicle,” the report says. “Ms. Rife was removed from the car by (an officer). During the course of removing Ms. Rife, she began fighting with (officers).”
Rife bit one of the officers on the left knee, the report says, and tried to bite him a second time unsuccessfully.
“Ms. Rife then punched and kicked (the officer) in the groin area,” the report says.
She was eventually placed in a medic unit and transported to Springfield Regional Medical Center, the report says.
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