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Violent woman arrested in Shamattawa

RCMP used a conducted energy weapon to subdue a 23-year-old female who threw a ceramic pot at them and pulled out a knife.
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A Shamattawa woman faces two charges of assaulting a police officer after throwing a ceramic pot and spitting at RCMP officers March 11.

Shamattawa RCMP used a taser on a woman who threw a ceramic pot at them and brandished a knife in their presence on March 11.

Police were first notified about a violent woman around 9:40 March 10 by the occupants of a residence who said she was damaging things in the home and in possession of a sharp weapon. The woman had left by the time officers arrived and the residents were advised to lock their doors and to call RCMP again if she returned.

Police patrolled the area looking for the suspect but did not locate her.

Around 1:45 a.m. people from the same residence called police to say the woman had returned and was wrecking items inside the home again. Screaming could be heard in the background during the call, according to an RCMP press release.

As responding officers entered the residence, a woman threw a ceramic pot at them, which narrowly missed the officers and shattered into pieces when it hit the wall behind them. The officers informed the woman she was under arrest but she didn’t obey their commands and then pulled a knife out of her pocket.

One of the officers deployed a conducted energy weapon but it did not affect the woman. It was then deployed a second time. It proved effective on the second attempt, knocking the woman to the ground, and officers were able to subdue and arrest her.

Police said the woman remained combative as she was transported back to the detachment, hitting the windows of the police vehicle. Once she was inside the detachment, she spat at the officers.

Gina Redhead, 23, is charged with two counts of assaulting a police officer and with resisting arrest and was remanded into custody.

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