BY JENNIFER CABRERA
GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Shandra Isabel Richardson, 36, was arrested yesterday evening and charged with felony battery on a law enforcement officer after allegedly attacking officers who were trying to arrest her son.
A report from Gainesville Police Department states that officers made contact with Richardson and let her know that her son was a suspect in a crime that had been committed several days ago. Officers then reportedly tried to take her son into custody, but Richardson allegedly pushed her shoulder into an officer’s chest; she then allegedly pushed between two officers, and when an officer tried to put her arm behind her back, she allegedly pulled away. Nobody was injured.
The officer who took Richardson to the jail reported that when they arrived, she refused to get out of the patrol car until she heard him requesting additional units; she then decided to comply and walked into the jail.
Richardson has two misdemeanor convictions, one for resisting arrest and one for retail theft. Richardson has been released from the jail; bail information is not available on weekends.
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