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|Woman arrested after 'taking the law in her hands'|
A Winnsboro woman was arrested for allegedly taking the law in her hands, in a manner of speaking, after police were called to a domestic dispute.
Donnetta B. Anderson, 34, 1218 Maple St., was charged with battery of a police officer, four other felonies and two misdemeanors, on Saturday after she grabbed a police officer by the crotch while she was being led to a patrol car, said Winnsboro Police Chief Lester Thomas Jr.
The incident happened after police responded to a call from Anderson's daughter who reported her mother had pulled a knife on she and her sister, said Thomas.
The daughters are ages 18 and 15, said Thomas.
Thomas said that police arrived, handcuffed Anderson and were leading her to the car when she said, "I'm not going down without a fight," and resisted arrest.
That's when she grabbed the officer, said Thomas.
"After she got hold of him, he managed to free himself and she was subdued," Thomas said.
The officer was not seriously injured and no one else was hurt in the incident.
Charges other than Battery of a Police Officer that Anderson faces include Disturbing the Peace, Child Desertion/Endangerment, Aggravated Assault, Domestic Abuse, Public Intimidation and Retaliation and Resisting an Officer.
Anderson is being held at the Franklin Parish Detention Center, where no bond has been set.