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Wild fight resisting arrest, lands Lewisport woman in jail

Jiera P. McIntosh (44) was arrested at 10:05 p.m. on Monday, April 3rd at her home on 120 Curtis Street, Lot #25 in Lewisport. She was charged with Assaulting a Police Officer, 3rd Degree; Burglary, 2nd Degree; and Assault, 4th Degree (minor injury). She is being detained at Breckinridge County Detention Center.

Arresting Officer Nick Jarboe reported that dispatch received a call about a burglary and assault at 267 Nancy Avenue, Apt. #204. The complainant, Chad Edwards, stated that McIntosh came into his apartment and shoved him against the wall, where he hit his head, and that she then threw a slice of pizza at him, hit him in the face with it, and licked him on the forehead.

Edwards stated that afterward, she punched him multiple times in the face with a closed fist. He stated that she threw his personal property across the bedroom, including a vacuum cleaner and a stack of paperwork, and then grabbed him in the crotch from the outside of his pants.

Edwards said that they both exited his residence, and that McIntosh went to 269 Nancy Avenue, Apt. # 205 and punched and grabbed 3 other people, including himself.

All 3 people declined to press charges. Edwards requested that he be checked out by EMS. Hancock County EMS evaluated Edwards , and stated that he had no visible injury and was cleared.

Officer Jarboe reported that he went to McIntosh’s residence, and asked her to step out of her camper, so they could discuss the accusations made against her.

He said she stepped out, and sat down in a chair on her porch, and he explained that she was accused of Burglary and Assault. She denied those charges, and ran inside of the camper to her bedroom. He said he then asked her to come out, and she yelled at him and said to get a warrant.

Jarboe stated that she then ran to the front door of the camper and stood in the door. He said he asked her to come out again, and she would not. He told her he was going to detain her and then placed handcuffs on her right hand.

He said while he attempted to place a cuff on her left hand, she dropped to the floor and then swung her left fist at him and struck him in the face on his right cheek.

He reported that he was then able to secure her left hand, and that she was still refusing to get up and get out of the doorway. He said he grabbed her by the arms and pulled her up to a standing position, where he then escorted her to the back of his police cruiser.

He then advised her of her charges, including Assault of a Police Officer, and read her rights to her.

McIntosh’s arraignment was Thursday, April 6th at 9:00 a.m., with District Judge Daniel Boling presiding. The hearing was virtual via Zoom, with McIntosh remaining at Breckinridge County Detention Center.

A plea of not-guilty was submitted by Judge Boling, and McIntosh requested a court appointed attorney, stating that her only income was disability.

Her preliminary hearing has been set for Friday, April 14th, at 9:00 a.m. Her bond was set at $10,000 cash.


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