Alaska woman charged with assaulting an officer after punching one in head

Published: Oct. 17, 2018 at 7:56 AM AKDT
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Two people were arrested in Juneau early Tuesday morning. One was being arrested after resisting, when the other came up and hit one of the officers making the arrest.

According to information from the Juneau Police Department, Marilyn Willard, 48, and Leroy Jacobs, 41, both of Juneau, were arrested on charges of assaulting an officer and resisting arrest, respectively.

The incident began just after 2 a.m., when a building manager in the 200 block of South Franklin Street in Juneau called police.

The manager told officers that two people were camping on the property, and asked police to issue a trespass notice.

When officers approached the two, identified as Jacobs and Willard, Jacobs "immediately became hostile and aggressive towards the officer." The officer tried to arrest him, but he reportedly resisted.

Another officer was called to help, and the two of them wrestled Jacobs into submission and handcuffed him. While they were handcuffing him, however, JPD said Willard attacked.

"Willard came up from behind one of the officers and hit them on the side of the head," JPD wrote in their information release. Willard was then also arrested for assaulting a police officer as well as violating conditions of release.

Both Jacobs and Willard were transported to the jail, and the officer she reportedly attacked was checked out the hospital, later released with minor injuries.