Sharp County deputies arrest woman in assault case

Sharp County deputies arrest woman in assault case

ASH FLAT, AR (KAIT) - A woman who initially told deputies she had gotten into an argument with a roommate about her wanting to stay in California for a month then got into an argument with police, Sharp County authorities said this week.

Jeanie Bulko-Fey, 54, of Strawberry was arrested Monday on suspicion of third-degree battery on a family or household member, resisting arrest, assault on a police officer and disobeying a police officer.

According to a police report, Sharp County deputies got a call about an assault at a home on Marvin Street.

Deputies say Bulko-Fey went outside a short time later and struck a man in the face as the man tried to defend himself.

Deputy John Marlowe said he noticed a smell of intoxicants on Bulko-Fey and began questioning her.

"At one time, a dog kept biting at my pants leg and I kept trying to push the dog away with my foot as well as verbally tell the dog to get back," Marlowe wrote in the report. "Bulko told the dog to bite me and I advised her that I had a dog inside of my patrol [car] and that was the reason that I didn't want the dog around me."

Marlowe was taking Bulko-Fey to the Sharp County Jail when the K-9 inside the patrol car starting barking.

"I turned on the light to see Bulko turned with her hands toward the dog kennel." Marlowe said. "I advised her to leave the dog alone. I then began to hear what sounded like Bulko spitting and advised her to stop spitting. My K9 once again began to bark and I again turned on the dome light to see that Bulko had slipped her handcuffs and was trying to put her hands inside of the dog kennel, stating, 'I'm gonna make your dog bite me and sue you.'"

Marlowe stopped the car to try to stop Bulko-Fey from leaving, police said.

Marlowe then noticed a car drive by and asked the man who was driving to help him.

"Bulko-Fey continued to resist me handcuffing her and began to pull away and started slamming her head onto the trunk of my patrol car," Marlowe stated in the report. "I was then able to get her handcuffed and began to get her into the rear passenger side of the patrol car."

Bulko-Fey kicked Marlowe in the groin and waist, according to the report.

Marlowe then thanked the man, Jefferson Broyles, 26, of Smithville who stopped to help him.

However, authorities found out the man had a felony warrant out of Sharp County and he was arrested.

"I advised Broyles that he had a warrant and I again appreciated him stopping to help me but that I was going to have to arrest him on the warrant and he understood," Marlowe said.

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