BY JENNIFER CABRERA
GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Alicia Tidrea Drayton, 32, was arrested early this morning and charged with domestic battery and resisting arrest with violence after allegedly biting two deputies.
Alachua County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to Cedar Ridge in reference to a domestic battery call at about 3:50 a.m. this morning. Following an investigation, Drayton was arrested, but after being placed in the patrol car, she reportedly braced her foot against the door frame in an attempt to keep the door open. As a deputy tried pulling her into the patrol car from the opposite side, she reportedly slipped one hand out of the handcuffs. Another deputy took her out of the patrol car to replace the handcuffs, and she allegedly pulled free and ran about 20 feet before being caught. Two deputies then grabbed her arms to put her back in handcuffs, but she allegedly grabbed a deputy’s pants, bent over, bit one deputy, then bit the other deputy twice, once on the left wrist and once on his gloved hand. After the deputies took her to the ground, she allegedly continued to resist, grabbing a deputy’s ballistic vest and trying to take his knife.
Drayton has been charged with domestic battery and resisting arrest with violence. She has four felony convictions and is currently on pre-trial release on a case in which she allegedly refused to return a rental car and bit an employee of the rental agency who tried to recover the car. Judge Thomas Jaworski set bail in the current case at $30,000.
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