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Duffield woman accused of assaulting police officers

November 5th, 2013 10:16 pm by Wes Bunch

Duffield woman accused  of assaulting police officers

GATE CITY  —  A Scott County grand jury returned five felony indictments Monday against a 66-year-old woman who allegedly assaulted police officers who were attempting to arrest her son.

Doris Linda Gotts, 66, of Duffield, was indicted on five counts of assaulting a police officer that stem from a Sept. 4 incident at the Travel-Inn motel in Duffield.

According to Scott County Commonwealth’s Attorney Marcus McClung, deputies from the Scott County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to the motel after receiving a domestic violence call that allegedly involved Gotts’ son.

Gotts was believed to be the possible victim in the domestic case at the time officer’s responded.

Authorities allege that Gotts became combative with the responding officers as they attempted to apprehend her son.

During the subsequent altercation, Gotts allegedly spat on an officer and tried to unholster an officer’s gun. At one point, authorities allege that Gotts was able to momentarily take an officer’s baton before having it wrestled away from her. Gotts also allegedly struck the officers.

None of the officers was injured or required medical treatment as a result of the incident, authorities said.

McClung said Gotts was among 20 people indicted on 45 charges Monday by the grand jury.

Also indicted by the November grand jury was David Allen Williams, 34, of Duffield, on charges of strangling and robbery for allegedly choking a woman and trying to steal medication from her.

Authorities allege that Williams was walking along U.S. Route 23 in the rain on Sept. 13 when an acquaintance noticed him and stopped to give him a ride.

As he was being dropped off at his destination, Williams allegedly turned to the woman and began choking her before fleeing her car with unspecified pain medication.

A Scott County magistrate issued a warrant for Williams’ arrest on Sept. 20. 

He is currently being held without bond at the Southwest Virginia Regional Jail in Duffield.


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