ATCHISON COUNTY, Kan. A public official in the Atchison County town of Huron faces felony charges after, the Athison Sheriff says, she bit a corrections officer's thumb and broke a bone.
The Atchison Globe reports the most recent charges against 48-year-old Carol S. Fowler a Huron City Council member are connected with a July 2 disturbance with staff at the Atchison County Jail.
As of July 6, the Globe reports Fowler had been in the Atchison County Jail since June 29 on a warrant for failure to appear.From a scuffle on that day, she faces three felony charges of battery on a law-enforcement officer and interference with law enforcement.
The Globe reports Fowler hit, scratched and kicked at the deputies, who then had to use a Taser to subdue her. The sheriff tells the Globe "no deputies required medical care for otherwise superficial injuries."
Fast forward to July 2, Fowler had another run-in with staff at the jail, this time failing to follow instructions to dress and complete the booking process. The Globe reports a struggle ensued when officers tried to remove Fowler's jewelry and personal items. This is when Fowler bit the corrections officer's thumb,the Globe reports.
Another officer was injured and, the sheriff says, both required medical treatment before returning to work the same day.