A Walker County Sheriff deputy received minor injuries after he was dragged by a car during a disturbance call.
At about 11:09 p.m. on Saturday, deputies were dispatched to the parking area of Waverly Village Apartments in the 200 block of Tafelski Road in New Waverly, officials said in a release. While en route, Deputy Joe Jeffcoat was advised that a female — later identified as 27-year-old Danielle O’Bryant — was in her vehicle attempting to run people over.
O’Bryant was asked to exit her vehicle, and after speaking with deputies, officials say she re-entered the vehicle without consent and put the car in drive. At that point, Jeffcoat attempted to put the vehicle back in park, but was dragged 10-15 feet, at which point he was able to put the vehicle in park.
Jeffcoat was treated for minor injuries at Huntsville Memorial Hospital.
O’Bryant was arrested and transported to the Walker County Jail on charges of aggravated assault against a public servant and resisting arrest search or transport. She also had several counts of possession of a controlled substance, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, assault by family violence, failure to appear and parking in a fire lane. She is being held on a $46,000 bond and a $1,803.30 fine.