A Muldrow woman was arrested Jan. 3 and hit with several felony charges, including child abuse.
Amanda M. Nofire, 31, faces felony counts of assault and battery on a police officer, prisoner placing body fluid on a government employee and child abuse, as well as misdemeanor charges of domestic assault and battery in the presence of a minor and domestic abuse.
Arrest records indicate that a Roland police officer was dispatched to a residence there in reference to a 911 hangup. Upon arriving at the scene, the officer saw a red-faced Nofire and was informed that she had struck multiple people inside the home, including a juvenile. When Nofire was handcuffed, she fell to the ground and refused to get back to her feet, forcing officers to carry her to the patrol car.
A woman at the scene said Nofire and a man had been outside the residence drinking. The woman’s daughter reportedly went out to ask Nofire to leave and Nofire began fighting with the woman’s daughter and came in throwing things inside the residence.
Nofire allegedly hit and scratched a juvenile male when he tried to stop her from throwing things, and she struck and scratched other people in the home.
Two other juveniles witnessed the altercation.
A records check indicated that Nofire was found guilty of domestic assault and battery in 2013.
The officer who transported Nofire to the Sequoyah County Detention Center reported that on the way to the jail facility, Nofire had kicked him in the arm and spat on his right arm from the rear of the vehicle.
The child abuse charge is punishable by imprisonment in the Department of Corrections for no more than life, by imprisonment in a county jail for up to one year, a fine of up to $5,000 or both.
Assault and battery on a police officer carries a five-year prison term, a $500 fine or both. Placing body fluid on a government employee is punishable by up to two years in prison and a fine of up to $1,000.
Domestic assault and battery in the presence of a minor carries a penalty of up to one year in prison and/or a fine of up to $5,000. The misdemeanor domestic abuse charge is punishable by up to one year in prison, a fine of $5,000 or both.
Nofire’s next court appearance is scheduled for 9 a.m. Jan. 29. Her bond was set at $15,000.
Laura Brown, KXMX Staff Writer
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