PARKER, Colo. – A woman has been arrested in Parker after eluding and assaulting a police officer, the Parker Police Department said in a press release Friday evening.
A call made to police just before 3:15 p.m. reported Carlee Winegardner, 22, was acting strange at a credit union in the area of Parker Road and Plaza Drive. The caller told police they thought the suspect was casing the credit union at the time.
When Winegardner left the building, the caller gave police dispatch a description of the vehicle which was stopped not long after on Parker Road.
The officer told Winegardner to stop but when the officer got out of her patrol car, the suspect yelled out her window and drove off, according to the press release.
Winegardner was then followed into the parking lot at the Parker Marketplace, located at 9751 S. Parker Road, where another officer pulled his vehicle in front of hers, so she would be forced to stop the car.
The press release states the officer approached Gardner with his weapon drawn and repeatedly commanded her to get out of her car.
Winegardner reportedly ignored the commands, at which point the officer opened the door to her vehicle and took her out of the car. A scuffle then ensued and Gardner then assaulted the officer by kicking him in the face, the press release states.
According to the release, officers then used a Taser to restrain her so she could be taken into custody.
Winegardner was taken to the Douglas County Jail and was booked on charges of second-degree assault, assault on a peace officer and eluding, obstruction, resisting arrest, reckless driving, driving under the influence of drugs and a violation of bond conditions form a criminal case in Loveland on April 25.
Investigators said one police officer was treated at a local hospital and released with minor injuries.
Denver7 was not immediately able to verify if Winegardner had been assigned a public defender or an attorney to represent her in this case.