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Police arrest woman for kicking officer in face

Jennifer Huffman (Source: Blytheville Police Dept.) Jennifer Huffman (Source: Blytheville Police Dept.)
BLYTHEVILLE, AR (KAIT) -

A Tennessee woman faces multiple charges after Blytheville police say she kicked an officer in the shoulder and the face.

According to a report from the Blytheville Police Department, Jennifer Huffman, 27, of Bartlett, was charged Monday with public intoxication, disorderly conduct, resisting arrest and assault.

According to Officer Stephen Sigman, he responded to a domestic dispute at a home in the 400-block of Cedar Lane.

Huffman’s husband said his estranged wife came to Blytheville from her home in Tennessee because “he wanted to try and work things out” but then the two began to argue.

During the argument, Jennifer Huffman reportedly broke a glass door and her husband refused to let her back inside the house.

When Sigman arrived, he found Huffman at her vehicle. When he asked for her driver’s license, she threw it at the officer.

As Sigman placed her into custody, Huffman “continued to resist” arrest.

“After placing Mrs. Huffman into custody, she refused to walk to the police vehicle and we had to force her to the vehicle,” Sigman’s narrative stated.

After several attempts to place Huffman into the vehicle, Sigman deployed his Taser.

When he tried to push her legs into the vehicle, Huffman kicked Sigman in the face and shoulder, the report stated.

“In response to Mrs. Huffman’s assault I used the Taser again, placing it on the back of her upper leg and pushed her to the other side of the vehicle,” the report stated. 

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