Woman facing several charges after struggle with police in Colp

WILLIAMSON COUNTY, Ill. (KBSI) – A woman faces several charges including aggravated battery to a peace officer after Williamson County Sheriff’s deputies were called to a parking lot.

Olivia G. Lopez faces charges of domestic battery, aggravated battery to a peace officer and resisting or obstructing a peace officer.

Deputies responded to the scene of a

involving two females on August 18 at 11:48 a.m.

Lopez is accused of  battering a person in the parking lot at the Road Ranger at the intersection of Illinois 148 and Interstate 57.

She had left the scene before deputies arrived.

At 11:07 p.m., deputies were advised that officers from the Marion Police Department were at the Econo Lodge Hotel in Marion speaking with Lopez in regards to a separate incident. Deputies arrived on scene and told Lopez she was under arrest for domestic battery. They tried to arrest her, but sheriff’s deputies say Lopez became irate and tried to pull her arms from behind her torso. Deputies gained control of her wrists and she was handcuffed behind her torso.

While trying to secure Lopez in the rear passenger seat of a patrol vehicle, deputies say she dug her feet into the ground and tired to pull away. Deputies again gained control of Lopez and tried to secure her in the rear seat of the patrol car. While doing so, deputies say Lopez laid backward into the seat and kicked, striking a deputy twice in the upper torso.

Lopez’s feet were pushed into the patrol vehicle and the vehicle’s door was shut. She then began kicking the window of the patrol vehicle with both feet, according to the sheriff’s office.

Marion police officers helped sheriff’s deputies restrain Lopez.

She was taken to the Williamson County Jail.

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