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Woman accused of kicking officer

Set to appear in court today

CAMPBELL — A Campbell woman was arrested, accused of kicking a police officer in the face, and is expected to be in Campbell Municipal Court today on a felony charge.

Jessica Crockett, 28, of Tremble Avenue, will be arraigned on charges of assault on a police officer, a felony of the fourth degree; resisting arrest and obstructing justice, both second-degree misdemeanors.

Police were called to Tremble Avenue about 7:30 p.m. Tuesday after a neighbor called to report a pickup truck was spinning its tires in the road. When they arrived, police observed black marks on the road, although the driver claimed the tire spinning occurred in the driveway.

Anthony Edwards, 39, of Dearborn Avenue, Youngstown, was in the driver seat of the truck, and the police report notes he refused a sobriety test. He was then arrested on two first-degree misdemeanors of having control of a vehicle while under the influence. He was released and also will appear for arraignment today.

As officers placed Edwards in a police cruiser, Sharahann Oliver, 31, of Bane Street, Youngstown, yelled profanities at the officers, the police report states. Because the event occurred in front of children and several onlookers, one of the officers warned her to stop. After several outbursts with profanity, she attempted to run into the house to avoid police, who then arrested her.

She was given a criminal summons for disorderly conduct and is also scheduled to appear in Campbell Municipal Court today, the report states.

As police were dealing with Edwards and Oliver, Crockett got into the truck and attempted to take the keys and other contents. When an officer told her to get out of the vehicle, the report states she threatened to punch him in the face. After she went back into the vehicle, she was arrested and an officer put her into the back of a police car. She refused to put her legs in the vehicle, so an officer bent down to place her legs in the car. The report notes she kicked him in the face and kept kicking, although only made contact with his face once.

While Crockett was in holding, the report notes she told police she was having a panic attack. The officers called for ambulance service and she was taken to St. Elizabeth Youngstown Hospital, then booked into the Mahoning County jail.

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