WENDELL — Police say a local woman struck one of their own in the face and uttered racial slurs at another person during a Sept. 3 incident that led to her arrest.
Anna Blair White, 30, of 661 Lions Club Road, Wendell, now faces misdemeanor charges of ethnic intimidation, assault on a government official, assault and battery, injury to personal property, disorderly conduct and resisting a public officer. She was also charged with one felony count of malicious conduct by a prisoner.
The incident took place in the street outside 217 Redberry Court, where Wendell police Chief Bill Carter said officers were originally dispatched to a domestic call. Five people, including White, were in the roadway when police arrived.
“As I recall, there had been some prior assaultive behavior,” Carter said. “Pretty much every charge (against White) was tied to things that occurred when we got there that we witnessed.”
Responding officers reportedly found White kicking another female, which resulted in the charge of assault and battery. Sgt. Jody Wall then attempted to place White in handcuffs and she struck Wall in the face with her hand, cutting Wall’s face, according to police.
While being placed under arrest about 9:30 p.m., White shouted curse words toward police and the others present and made racial comments directed at the female victim, Carter said. Those actions led to the disorderly conduct and ethnic intimidation charges.
The charges of malicious conduct by a prisoner and injury to personal property were issued after White was taken into custody.
Carter confirmed White spit at Officer Matthew Taylor, an offense that resulted in the felony charge. White then did a maximum of $200 worth of damage to the patrol car she was placed in, according to police.
“Throughout our dealing with the situation, she engaged in actions that satisfied the various offenses for which she was charged,” Carter said. “She did continue to be disruptive even when she was in custody and in the back seat.”
White was being held in the Wake County Jail as of Friday afternoon in lieu of $30,000 bond. Her next court date is set for Sept. 25.