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Woman allegedly attacks daughter, bites Kingsport officer

July 21st, 2014 5:20 pm by Rain Smith

Woman allegedly attacks daughter, bites Kingsport officer

Tamika D. Mills, 41

A Kingsport woman is facing numerous charges after allegedly pouring a bottle of liquor on her daughter, ripping off the other woman's shirt and attempting to choke her with it, then biting an officer after she was pepper sprayed.

Tamika D. Mills, 41, of 1022 Lamont St., was arrested in the Sunday afternoon incident. Shortly after 1 p.m. police were called to her street, with a report on the incident noting it was the second time that day they had responded to a disturbance involving Mills.

On the second trip, according to a Kingsport Police Department arrest report, Mills and another woman were fighting in the yard of a residence, with the second woman "only wearing a bra." An officer attempted to de-escalate the incident — which included the screaming of profanity and had drawn the attention of several neighbors — but Mills reportedly "ignored" police commands.

Mills, who police said emitted a strong odor of alcohol, was arrested and placed into a patrol car. Officers then interviewed the other woman involved, learning it was Mills' daughter.

The alleged victim stated that Mills had been "intoxicated all day" and accused her of stealing medication. The situation reportedly turned violent after Mills returned to her own residence to fetch a bottle of liquor, then walked to a porch where her daughter was sitting and "poured its contents" over her head.

Mills is accused of then ripping off her daughter's shirt — and trying to "put it around her neck" — along with striking her in the head with a phone. Witnesses to the incident corroborated the alleged victim's account of events.

While police were conducting interviews, Mills allegedly became violent in the patrol car, "trying to kick out the back window." After reportedly failing to follow police commands that she stop, an officer opened the door and administered a burst of pepper spray to Mills' face.

An arrest report states Mills continued her attempts to damage the police cruiser, with her actions meriting that officers cuff her hands behind her back. When removed from the car so they could do so she resisted, which included kicking and spitting on one of the officers.

Officers had to "overpower" Mills to get her restrained and back into the patrol car. While doing so, she allegedly bit one of the officer's fingers.

Mills was ultimately booked into the city jail and charged with simple assault, two counts of assault on police, disorderly conduct, resisting arrest and public intoxication.

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