wife Prichard pleads guilty to assaulting Deputy Federal Marshal | Mobile County Alabama News
MOBILE, Alabama (WALA) – A woman who fought a federal law enforcement officer pleaded guilty Thursday to a federal offense.
Kenyatta Nicole Washington, 25, faces up to 20 years in prison for assaulting a federal law enforcement officer and assaulting an officer while causing bodily harm. His actual sentence would likely be less under the advisory sentencing guidelines.
According to the written plea agreement, a Deputy U.S. Marshal went to arrest Washington in May at the Baymont Hotel in Mobile, where she lived, under a warrant alleging that she had violated the terms of her probation by failing to ” inform their probation officer of a change of address, cocaine and ecstasy use and no-show for a drug test. Washington was on probation for a 2019 conviction for adopting counterfeit bills.
When the marshal arrived, Washington told him, “I’m not her,” then pushed him and tried to run away, the plea document said.
The officer chased her to a catwalk on the second floor, grabbed her arms and tried to handcuff her, the plea reads. The plea deal says she kicked him. The officer forced her to the ground and in the ensuing struggle, Washington placed his arms under her body.
Washington bit the officer six to eight times, resulting in numerous bruises and two large bit marks, according to the advocacy document.
With a gathered crowd, the Marshal decided to let Washington go. The plea deal says she met mobile police officers who had been called in to help. She continued to resist as the police took her to prison under duress.
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