A Killeen woman was arraigned Monday by Justice of the Peace Claudia Brown on a charge of aggravated assault on a public servant.
Anita Rachel Hedge, 37, was arrested Saturday in the 1700 block of White Avenue in reference to a disturbance. Officers on the scene reported Hedge slurred her speech and smelled strongly of alcohol while explaining that her daughter had been kidnapped, according to police.
After officers explained that Hedge’s daughter was in lawful custody of her ex-husband, Hedge began screaming and refused to listen, police said.
After several warnings by police to calm down, Hedge continued to scream and was arrested on a charge of disorderly conduct. Hedge continued resisting arrest, which resulted in officers dragging and forcing her into the patrol vehicle backseat, according to the affidavit for arrest.
Upon arrival at the Killeen City Jail, Hedge was removed from the vehicle and placed into a restraint chair. Hedge then began to swing her feet around while public service officers from the jail were assisting in her restraint. As she did so, Hedge kicked Public Service Officer Renee Deveaux in the upper chest, causing difficulty breathing and pain in her chest, according to the affidavit for arrest.
Hedge was held in the Bell County Jail as of late Tuesday on $30,000 bond.
In an unrelated case, Catherine Tathniea Alexander was arraigned Tuesday on a charge of driving while intoxicated with a child passenger. She was in the Bell County Jail on $30,000 bond.