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Woman Bites, Breaks Police Officer's Hand

Shenita Brower is alleged to have resisted arrest by biting.

Shenita Brower.  Photo courtesy of the Fredericksburg Police Department.
Shenita Brower. Photo courtesy of the Fredericksburg Police Department.

A woman allegedly resisted arrest by biting a Fredericksburg Police Officer's left hand. 

Officer Corey Dobson had responded to Townsend Square Apartments about 9:50 p.m. Jan. 19, for a reported disturbance between roommates.

"While Officer Dobson was speaking to the male party involved, the female roommate repeatedly advanced upon the officer," said Natatia Bledsoe, Fredericksburg Police Department public information officer.  "At one point the woman stepped in front of Officer Dobson and tried to push him out of the way with her elbow."

When Dobson attempted to take the female into custody, she continued to resist and bit him in the hand. 

"Officer Dobson had to forcibly remove his hand from the woman's mouth," Bledsoe said.  In the course of being bitten or forcibly removing his hand, the officer's hand fractured.  "It was his left hand and he is left handed," Bledsoe said.

A second patrol unit subdued the suspect. 

Officer Dobson was taken to Mary Washington Hospital for stitches, treatment of his broken hand and a blood test to check for infectious diseases that could be transmitted by a human bite.

Shenita Brower, 36, of Fredericksburg, was arrested for felony assault on a law enforcement officer.  She was incarcerated at the Rappahannock Regional Jail under no bond.

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Wayne January 22, 2014 at 06:31 AM
What a piece of garbage. Hope she gets many years for this.
Dean January 22, 2014 at 09:35 AM
Typical lack of respect shown by so many people in this area.I am sorry that I moved my family and I here and am actively seeking a home in the Ephrata area of Lancaster county PA.,where the people are still open,respectful,helpful and very friendly.I do not want my 2 children still at home and minors being raised in this atmosphere.Sadly this is the state of mind so much of our country has.Obama nation,how sweet!
Rick Koski January 25, 2014 at 06:01 AM
Oh it not her fault! It anybodys but her. we do it to her and she no can help it. There are animals amongst us!
Wayne January 25, 2014 at 06:40 AM
Obama has nothing to do with this.
SB January 25, 2014 at 08:02 PM
Thank you Wayne, I can't believe the state of this country that people now blame behavior like this to President Obama.

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