BY JENNIFER CABRERA
GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Alexandria Francis Soukup, 33, who was arrested Thursday on a domestic violence charge, was charged yesterday with battery on a detention officer after allegedly faking a medical emergency.
Alachua County Jail staff responded to a possible medical emergency in a jail housing unit just after midnight last night and found Soukup apparently having a seizure.
The nursing staff determined that Soukup was not having a medical episode and was faking the seizure so she would be moved to a different housing unit. Soukup reportedly became upset, causing staff to detain her.
Soukup allegedly began fighting a detention deputy, breaking the deputy’s skin with her fingernails and kicking a staff member before being subdued with a Taser. Soukup also allegedly tried to spit on and bite staff members.
Soukup reportedly told an Alachua County Sheriff’s Deputy that she purposely attacked staff members because she wanted to be Tased and put on suicide watch.
Soukup has four misdemeanor battery convictions. She was being held on $15,000 bond on the domestic battery case prior to the new charge.
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