Arrest at McDonald's

LIBERTY, June 15, 2012 – Late Friday afternoon City of Liberty Police Officer Kyle Cornelius made an arrest at the McDonald’s at the intersection of Main Street and US 90 in Liberty.

According to Officer Cornelius police were summoned to McDonald’s in response to a call for service. The caller advised that a woman had been drug by a vehicle in the parking lot and had fallen.

When Officer Cornelius arrived he discovered that a former couple had come to McDonald’s to exchange the child that was the product of their relationship as part of their parental and custodial visitation.

The man, had brought the couple’s child to the McDonald’s to give the child to it’s mother. The father noticed that the mother was intoxicated and under the influence of something and refused her demands to turn over the child. He closed the vehicle door and started to drive away when the woman grabbed onto the vehicle and fell.

Officer Cornelius summoned an ambulance to the scene to provide medical care for the woman who had fallen. She claimed that she was not injured and refused treatment and the ambulance left.

According to Officer Cornelius he then began his investigation to determine whether or not the woman identified as Jennifer Chatlin age 39 of Ames, was intoxicated by administering a standard field sobriety test whose results revealed that she was intoxicated and under the influence of something.

Chatlin was taken into custody for Public Intoxication and placed in the rear seat of the patrol car. When no one was paying attention Chatlin was able to slip out of the handcuffs that were securing her and additional commotion ensued.

While attempting to remove Chatlin from the patrol unit to again place her in handcuffs Chatlin refused the instructions of Officer Cornelius and began resisting arrest. Although never used, Officer Cornelius had to draw his taser to gain control of Chatlin.

After getting Chatlin on the ground and securing the handcuffs Chatlin was then transported to the Hospital for treatment of what ever she was under the influence of and once released she will be transported to the Liberty County Jail.



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