WCH woman sent to prison for assaulting officer

By Ryan Carter - rcarter@recordherald.com



A 40-year-old Washington C.H. woman has been sent to prison for six months for assaulting a police officer.

After pleading guilty to assault of police officer, a fourth-degree felony, on March 4 in Fayette County Common Pleas Court, Amber D. Tigue was sentenced May 13 to the six-month term. Once she is released from prison, Tigue may be subject to a three-year period of supervision by the Adult Parole Authority.

On Dec. 17, the Washington C.H. Police Department received a complaint of a domestic dispute at 2001 Heritage Drive, Apt. 2. A woman identified as Tigue was reportedly arguing with a man inside the residence.

Tigue was violating the terms of her probation at the time by being intoxicated. Police also told her several times to stop yelling and cursing at the man. Her probation officer advised police via phone that she had violated her probation and to arrest her, according to reports.

Police asked Tigue “to put on shoes and a coat which she reluctantly and slowly completed,” reports said. “She proceeded to tell officers that she would not get in a patrol cruiser without smoking a cigarette. The defendant continued to curse loudly and was advised to stand and place her hands behind her back.”

When officers went to handcuff Tigue, she allegedly resisted and would not follow directions. As officers tried to gain control of both her arms, she continually flailed and kicked her legs. She also allegedly threatened to kill the officers.

Once she was finally secured in handcuffs, she calmed briefly, but then bucked upwards, reports said. As she did this, she reportedly grabbed an officer’s testicles and “proceeded to clamp down.”

The officer was able to free himself, and as he did, Tigue allegedly attempted to access his pepper spray on the front of his duty belt. She was unsuccessful, and was finally taken to a police cruiser.


By Ryan Carter


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