Syracuse woman arrested for fighting, biting police officers

Jul 30 2013 - 11:28am


Kelli Lynn Sullivan
Kelli Lynn Sullivan

SYRACUSE -- A 22-year-old woman has been arrested for fighting with two police officers at a convenience store.

Kelli Lynn Sullivan, of Syracuse, was booked in Davis County Jail on two counts of assault against a police officer, one count of disarming a police officer, four counts of aggravated assault by a prisoner, one count of assault, one count of disorderly conduct, one count of criminal mischief and one count of driving on a suspended or revoked operator's license. She is being held in lieu of $60,000 bail.

Syracuse Police Chief Garret Atkin said officers received a 911 call about a fight in progress at 6:45 p.m. Friday at Maverik Country Store, 1991 W. 1700 South, which is next door to the police station.

Sullivan was accused of assaulting a store clerk, Atkin said. Sullivan had pushed, scratched and thrown cigarettes at the store clerk because Sullivan believed the clerk had sent text messages to her boyfriend.

When an officer arrived, Sullivan was in a car trying to back out of the parking lot, but another Maverik employee had parked his car to block her from leaving.

"She repeatedly rammed his car," Atkin said.

The police officer ordered Sullivan to get out of her car, but she refused and became "belligerent," Atkin said. The officer called for backup, and that's when things got dicey.

"They tried to talk her out of the car, but she refused to get out, and then they pulled her out of the vehicle, and she attacked them," Atkin said.

Sullivan is accused of head-butting the officers numerous times, biting them, scratching them, spitting on them and then trying to get a Taser gun out of a holster.

Sullivan was also arrested July 9 for intoxication and fighting with a police officer in Syracuse, according to the court website. She entered not guilty pleas July 17 and has a pretrial conference set for Aug. 19 before Syracuse Justice Court Judge Joseph Bean.

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