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Local Woman Assaults Peace Officer

When Sulphur Springs Police arrived at a residence on Weaver Drive regarding a welfare/personal safety concern, Tammy Rene McWilliams, 47, became very combative. Multiple attempts were made to check on the welfare of McWilliams and her roommate. McWilliams charged officers and assaulted one officer causing bodily injury.

While attempting to secure McWilliams in handcuffs, she resisted and fought with officers. She remained belligerent during the transfer to Hopkins County Jail and at the jail continued to be violent. She was placed in a violence cell for her protection and that of jail staff.

McWilliams is in Hopkins County Jail charged with Assault Peace Officer, a felony 2, and with Resisting Arrest, Search or Transport. She is held on bonds totalling $52,000.

Author: Staff Reporter

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