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Woman on probation and pre-trial release arrested for resisting officer after allegedly threatening man with hammer
July 17, 2023
GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Itionna Lajancia Nyjah Thompkins, 22, was arrested yesterday and charged with resisting an officer after allegedly entering an apartment and threatening the resident with a hammer.
An Alachua County Sheriff’s Deputy responded to a call about an armed disturbance at Cedar Ridge at about 6:40 p.m. yesterday; the caller reportedly said a woman was inside his apartment with a hammer.
When the deputy arrived, he reportedly found Thompkins, who matched the description provided by the caller, fighting with a man and trying to enter a different apartment. The deputy told Thompkins to turn around, but she allegedly refused to turn around and also refused to put her hands behind her back. The deputy reportedly took her to the ground, where she allegedly tried to roll over while flailing her arms. She also allegedly tried to strike the deputy with her elbow. Once inside a patrol vehicle, she allegedly kicked the doors. She also allegedly resisted jail staff after arriving at the jail.
The deputy’s investigation found that Thompkins had entered the first apartment with a hammer, but when the resident of that apartment threatened her with a hammer, she left. The man did not want to press charges.
A hammer was reportedly found near where Thompkins was detained.
Thompkins has a juvenile criminal history, four felony convictions (three violent), and two misdemeanor convictions (none violent). Four felony charges (three violent) were dropped between 2020 and 2022, then she was arrested in February 2023 for breaking into and damaging a mobile home. Adjudication of guilt was withheld in that case, and she received a sentence of 18 months probation. After failing to report to her probation officer, she was re-arrested in June and served 42 days in jail before having her probation reinstated on July 10. She is also on pre-trial release for allegedly stealing about $300 in merchandise from Walmart on February 8.
Judge Walter Green set bail at $5,000.
Articles about arrests are based on reports from law enforcement agencies. The charges listed are taken from the arrest report and/or court records and are only accusations. All suspects are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
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