Police: Ottumwa Woman Assaulted Cops During Pitbull Arrest


An Ottumwa woman is accused of assaulting police officers while being arrested for having a pitbull within Ottumwa city limits.

36-year-old Emily Boyd was charged with keeping dangerous animals (simple misdemeanor), interference with official acts (simple misdemeanor), and two counts of assault on persons in certain occupations (serious misdemeanor).

On April 8 at 3:25 AM, court records say Ottumwa police placed Boyd under arrest for possessing a pitbull in city limits.

While she was being taken into custody, police say Boyd flexed her body and leaned away from the officers which authorities say made it difficult to put handcuffs on her. Additionally, Boyd allegedly shoulder-checked and kicked an officer during her arrest.

Boyd was transported to the Wapello County Jail. She was released on her own recognizance with her initial court appearance scheduled for April 11.

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1 month ago

The lawrgarding the dog that they are enforcing was amended last year. Her attorney (and the arresting officers) might want to look at Iowa House file 651, section 351.25, subsection 18 regarding the Right To Own Dog. 🌠🌈 #themoreyouknow