Devils Lake woman may face assault charges

Staff Writer
Devils Lake Journal

While being arrested during a weekend incident, a woman physically assaulted two police officers, the Devils Lake Police Department reports.

Officers were dispatched to a Devils Lake residence Friday evening around 7 p.m. to the scene of a domestic assault incident. Both parties were placed under arrest.

During the arrest, a 25-year-old woman involved in the incident became visibly upset and tried to resist arrest by using her two-year-old child as a shield.

An officer, trying to assist by taking the child, was struck in the mouth by the suspect. The other officer attempting to handcuff the suspect was bitten by the suspect and continued to physically struggle with the officers. Both suspects were ultimately arrested and brought to the Lake Region Law Enforcement Center.

Formal charges are pending.