Four felonies for woman resisting arrest
Thu, 05/04/2023 - 2:57pm admin
Amanda Mendez, Publisher
A Birch Tree woman faces four felony counts after allegedly assaulting officers during her arrest. Officers Matthew Combs and A.J. Reef of the Mountain View Police Department responded on April 24 to a residence on Missouri St. for a report of a woman causing a disturbance.
Upon arrival, a reporting party pointed out Tonya Bangs, 43, as the person who was, “trying to fight everyone in the residence.” When the officers addressed Bangs, she began yelling and assaulting the people around her, including Officer Combs, according to the probable cause statement.
Bangs allegedly kicked Officer Combs in the legs and chest, knocking his body camera off. At this time, officers attempted to place Bangs under arrest, but her violent behavior continued.
Officer Combs’ report describes holding the subject down to the ground while Officer Reef attempted to apply handcuffs. Bangs forced her way into a sitting position before she was finally in cuffs and resisted officers’ attempts to place her in the patrol car.
Bangs was formally charged with two counts of attempted escape from custody while under arrest for a felony, third degree assault of a special victim, and resisting arrest for a felony on April 25. She posted her $10,000 bond on April 26. This matter is scheduled for a bond hearing before the Hon. R. David Ray on May 1.