Woman’s appearance in Tipton County court turns violent

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A Bartlett woman with two DUI charges allegedly came with her child to a Tipton County courtroom while on drugs and violently fought with staff until she was restrained, Sheriff Shannon Beasley said.

Ashley Spicer, 38, appeared before a judge in Tipton County on Jan. 9 on two DUI charges and two counts of driving on a revoked license. Three of the charges happened while she was out on bond from the first charge.

The judge revoked Spicer’s bond and she was taken into custody. The sheriff says that’s when Spicer became combative and displayed signs of being under the influence.

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Spicer allegedly “began slinging computer monitors at the Correctional staff and ultimately hitting a staff member” before she was restrained, Beasley said.

She was given a drug test that was positive for more than one form of narcotic, Beasley said.

A charge of assault on an officer was added to Spicer’s charges. She has a new court date of Feb. 20.

Her 3-year-old was released to the custody of a family member, and the Department of Children’s Services was contacted for an investigation.

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