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St. Paul Park woman charged with assaulting police

A St. Paul Park woman allegedly kicked and spit at cops while being removed from a bathtub and arrested for trespassing.

Prosecutors charged Amanda R. Darrow, 29, with fourth-degree assault of a police officer, a felony, and domestic assault in Washington County District Court.

According to the criminal complaint:

Police were called to the Marshall Avenue home of Darrow's 81-year-old grandfather, who wanted his granddaughter removed because she started fighting with him when told her room needed to be painted.

Darrow allegedly shoved her grandfather to the floor and then locked herself in the bathroom and took a bath. Police were called and when Darrow would not let them into the bathroom, they were given permission to forcibly enter the bathroom.

Police handcuffed Darrow, removed her from the tub and were leading her from the house she allegedly kicked officers and refused to cooperate, according to a police incident summary. They used a stun gun on her and then placed her in the back of a squad car.

Police said she started spitting into the front passenger area of the squad so they placed a "spit hood" on her and transported her to Washington County jail. Darrow's next court appearance is scheduled for May 2.

The domestic assault charge also is a felony because it allegedly occurred within 10 years of previous domestic violence-related convictions.

Scott Wente

Scott Wente has been editor at the South Washington County Bulletin since 2011. He worked as a reporter at other Forum Communications newspapers from 2003 to 2011.

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