Charlottesville Woman Charged with Assaulting Officer

July 17, 2009

A Charlottesville woman is facing felony assault charges after an altercation with a police officer on Thursday.

Elisabeth Epps, 29, is accused of spitting on a police officer early Thursday morning in the Market Street parking garage.

Charlottesville Police say friends of Epps were trying to get her out of a locked, parked car after a night of drinking. When Epps would not respond to continued police instructions, officers broke the back window to get her.

After police removed Epps from the car, she continued kicking and screaming and then spit in an officer's face.

Epps was taken into custody and charged with assault, resisting arrest and drunk in public.

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