Warren woman charged for allegedly spitting on official

A Warren woman faces aggravated assault charges for spitting on an official.

Amanda Peterson, 28, of Warren, was arrested on Thursday, Dec. 7, for her part in an incident that happened on August 27 of this year. According to the affidavit of probable cause, officers were dispatched to 310 Hazel Street for a report of a woman kicking a truck, where they found Peterson walking around a Ford F150.

Peterson was allegedly “being hostile and yelling,” according to the affidavit, and was hard to understand when officers questioned her. She “had an odor of alcoholic beverage emitting from her,” and police said they found two empty cans of alcoholic beverages in front of the door to her residence.

Because Peterson showed signs of intoxication, the affidavit states, Warren Fire Department was called to the scene to provide medical attention, and they assisted in transporting Peterson to Warren General Hospital to be medically checked.

Upon arrival at Warren General Hospital, Peterson allegedly became hostile and had to be restrained by officers, fire department, and hospital staff.

Peterson, “believed to have a communicable disease,” according to the affidavit, spit in the face of one of the fire department staff as they attempted to restrain Peterson.

Peterson was placed in the Warren County Jail on $35,000 bail. She’s been charged with aggravated assault — a felony, as well as one count each of criminal attempt-simple assault, disorderly conduct, harassment, and public drunkenness.

Online court documents indicate that Peterson has been scheduled for a preliminary hearing on Wednesday, Dec. 20, at 11 a.m.

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