Friday, January 31, 2020

Roland Woman Wipes Blood on Officer after Monkey Bite

A woman from Roland was arrested Jan. 16 for allegedly placing body fluid on a Roland police officer.

Melva Ursula Jean Lewis, 42, was charged with the felony after a Sequoyah County Sheriff’s deputy was dispatched to 802 Ray Fine Blvd. in Roland regarding a possible domestic incident.

When the deputy arrived, he met with a Roland officer who said Timothy Williams was inside the residence complaining of chest pain. While the man was being treated by emergency medical personnel, the officer heard a woman whose voice he recognized as Lewis’ from a previous incident. The woman was yelling at another Roland officer who was trying to get her out of the house.

Lewis was highly intoxicated, the report shows, and she advised officers she drank a half-pint of liquor that day.

As the officer was escorting Lewis from the home, she wiped her bloody hand on him. When asked how she injured herself, Lewis said her monkey had bitten her.

Lewis was also arrested for obstruction because her behavior kept officials from treating Williams. She was transported to the Sequoyah County Jail, where she had to be placed in a restraint chair because of her intoxication level and violent outbursts.

Lewis’ bond was set at $11,000.

Placing body fluid on a government employee is punishable by up to two years in prison and a fine of up to $1,000.

Laura Brown, KXMX Staff Writer

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  1. so is anyone going to take care of the monkey?.. forget the drunk... worried about the monkey and the officer... does he have any cuts, scrapes or open wounds that could be contaminated?

  2. and how is the guy with chest pains doing?


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