RICHMOND COUNTY, Ga. (WJBF) – An Augusta woman is behind bars for allegedly assaulting a Richmond County Board of Education Police Officer.
Authorities say 33-year old Christine Jennifer Torres went to T.W. Josey High School early Tuesday morning and was part of a large group “of disruptive parents gathering in the front office and foyer area.”
Officers attempted to remove the crowd from the building after they failed to comply with orders. Reports state Torres was asked the leave the building multiple times as she as causing a disruption, but she refused.
“I attempted to direct her towards the exit door with an open soft hand touch to her left elbow,” said a responding officer in their report, “Torres yelled at me to get my ‘f—ing hands off of her.'”
Authorities say Torres became aggressive towards the officer. The officer administered pepper spray and Torres was taken to the ground for being combative. In an attempt to free herself, she hit the officer in the face, mouth, and head with her fist causing the officer to bleed.
Torres was charged with Obstruction of a Law Enforcement Officer. She was booked into the Charles B. Webster Detention Center on $9,000 bond.