JONESBORO — A Mississippi County woman was jailed after police say she spat in an officer’s face.
The Jonesboro Police Department responded Thursday night to a domestic disturbance in the 1500 block of Kathleen Street, records show. The male victim, 26, told officers that Sommer Golliday, 26, of Luxora, had been drinking when an argument between them started, the probable cause affidavit read.
He claimed that Golliday punched him in the face and “attempted to hit the victim with a small dumbbell,” the sworn document states. JPD noted that officers didn’t observe any “apparent” injuries and he was not transported to a local hospital.
After the suspect was detained, the department alleged that she spat several times “directly in the face of one of the officers on scene,” records indicate. The male officer was not identified in the incident report or affidavit released by JPD.
Craighead County District Court Judge David Boling found probable cause Friday to charge Golliday with aggravated assault on a law enforcement officer and aggravated assault on a family or household member.
As part of her pretrial release, Boling set at $50,000 cash or surety bond and enacted a no-contact order between the suspect and her former male acquaintance.
She also pleaded not guilty to misdemeanor failure to appear as well as several assault and harassment charges. Boling set a $3,500 cash or surety bond to secure her appearance in district court.
Golliday is the second Northeast Arkansas detained in less than one week for misconduct during an arrest.
Darius Eskridge, 21, of Jonesboro, is being held on a $75,000 bond for allegedly injuring an Arkansas State University Police officer, resulting in his hospitalization.
A JPD officer was spat on, another was kicked in the left knee and another in the chest. JPD Chief Rick Elliott was also kicked in the face as they tried to detain Eskridge in a transport vehicle.
He was charged with second-degree battery injuring a police officer, aggravated assault on a correctional facility employee, disorderly conduct and resisting arrest.
As of Friday afternoon, Golliday and Eskridge were being held in the Craighead County Detention Center.