AUSTIN (KXAN) — A woman was arrested Sept. 27 after she kneed an officer in the groin during an arrest, according to an arrest affidavit. Austin police officers were informed of large fight in front of 403 East Sixth Street at 2:15 a.m. Upon arrival officers witnessed a woman fighting in front of the bar. She was later identified as 22-year-old Saundra Young.
Officers tried to grab Young as she fell backwards and landed on her side. While attempting to grab her hands, she rolled onto her back to face the officers. According to the affidavit she could visibly see she was being detained by police.
Police say Young then punched the officer on the right side of his jaw. The officer said the hit caused him pain and left a half-inch scratch on his jaw where she hit him. While punching the officer with one hand the affidavit said Young grabbed his uniform shirt with other hand.
The officer said he feared she would assault him again; needing to control the situation he struck Young in the face once with a closed fist in her left cheekbone area. This caused her to stop fighting for a moment, long enough to roll her onto her stomach to place her in handcuffs.
While walking her to a mobile booking facility Young then tried to hook her right leg around the other officer’s leg. After moving her leg away, the affidavit states she stuck him in the groin area once with her right knee. Police witnessed the officer fall to the ground groaning in pain.
Officers decided to carry Young the rest of the way to the booking facility. She is charged with two counts of assault on public servant, which is a 3rd degree felony.
Young’s bail is set at $10,000.