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Georgia Woman Accused Of Slashing At Deputies With A Knife, Injuring One, Biting Another

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A 31-year-old Savannah, Georgia woman was accused of slashing at deputies with a knife and biting another deputy, when the officers attempted to taken her into custody on a Travis County assault of public servant warrant, according to arrest reports.

Hopkins County Sheriff’s Office Deputies Chris Baumann and Justin Wilkerson around 9:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 14, were alerted a wanted person was expected to be traveling in a pickup on County Road 3502 to a residence. Deputies waited and upon seeing a red pickup pull onto the residential property, then then leave.

No HCSO jail photo available for Megan Michelle Smith

The truck had a defective license plate light, so the deputies stopped it, deputies noted in arrest reports. The driver and female passenger were asked for identifying information, to confirm the woman was the person listed in the warrant. She allegedly gave a fictitious name with her correct date of birth. Sheriff’s office communications operators sent via a phone to deputies a picture of the wanted woman, confirming her identity as the wanted woman, according to arrest reports.

When deputies attempted to take the woman into custody on the Travis County warrant for assault of a public servant-EMS personnel, “she began actively resisting, and actively wielded a knife,” Baumann and Wilkerson alleged in arrest reports. She is accused of slashing at deputies with the knife, causing bodily injury to one officer.

The deputies removed the woman from the vehicle and began first aid while awaiting EMS arrival, the deputies noted in arrest reports. When they tried to apply a tourniquet she allegedly began striking the other deputy and attempted to bite him. The deputies applied the tourniquet and continued first aid until EMS personnel arrived. She and one deputy were transported to the hospital to be treated. Other deputies remained on scene and photographed scene evidence and released the truck to the driver.

Upon arrival at the hospital, the woman was treated and released. Deputies transported Megan Michelle Smith to jail, where she was booked just before 3 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 15 not only on the Travis County assault of a public servant warrant, but also on one first-degree felony aggravated assault against a public servant-peace officer charge, one third-degree felony assault of a public servant-peace officer charge and a Class A misdemeanor failure to identify as a fugitive charge, according to arrest and jail reports.

Smith remained in Hopkins County jail Monday morning, Nov. 16. Bond was set at $100,000 on the aggravated assault against a public servant charge, $25,000 on the assault of public servant charge and $2,000 on the failure to ID charge, according to jail reports.

The Hopkins County Sheriff’s Office is located at 298 Rosemont St., Sulphur Springs, TX 75482. Non-emergency calls can be made to (903) 438-4040.

Author: Faith Huffman

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