Po­lice find woman ‘act­ing strangely’ for sec­ond time

The Covington News - - THE SECOND FRONT - AM­BER PITTMAN apittman@cov­news.com

A Cov­ing­ton woman was ar­rested early Sun­day morn­ing af­ter an of­fi­cer no­ticed her act­ing oddly, first at Waf­fle House, then at Kroger.

Around 3 a.m., a Cov­ing­ton Po­lice of­fi­cer no­ticed Kim­berly Pow­ell at Waf­fle House when she came in with her hus­band and be­gan ar­gu­ing with him about seat­ing. Ac­cord­ing to re­ports, the of­fi­cer also no­ticed that she was loud in the restau­rant, ask­ing the waitress for an out­let to plug in her com­puter and for cherry syrup in her or­ange juice.

When the of­fi­cer left, Pow­ell was out­side the restau­rant smok­ing and re­port­edly asked the of­fi­cer if he had “killed any­one tonight.” Since she was not break­ing the law, the of­fi­cer left her with her hus­band at the restau­rant and con­tin­ued on patrol.

Nearly two hours later he was called to Kroger af­ter Pow­ell was re­port­edly “act­ing strangely,” and “stum­bling around” the store, and had been asked to leave. The em­ployee who con­tacted po­lice also told them that Pow­ell had left the store and moved her truck onto the side­walk in front of Kroger.

When the of­fi­cer ar­rived, he found Pow­ell parked nearly on the side­walk in a no-park­ing zone with the driver’s door open. She was re­port­edly stand­ing on the rear tire, mov­ing items around in the bed of the truck. When she saw the of­fi­cer pull up, she jumped from the tire and kicked it, ac­cord­ing to re­ports.

Pow­ell al­legedly de­nied hav­ing had any­thing to drink, or that she was un­der the in­flu­ence of any drugs, when the of­fi­cer asked. She asked why the of­fi­cer was ask­ing her those ques­tions, and then told him that she had only parked in the no-park­ing zone be­cause her hus­band was in­side the store get­ting dough­nuts for their chil­dren, ac­cord­ing to re­ports.

Af­ter speak­ing with her hus­band, who came out of the store shortly af­ter of­fi­cers ar­rived, they once again asked Pow­ell if she was tak­ing any­thing, such as pain med­i­ca­tion. She re­port­edly de­nied it, but when told that her hus­band had told of­fi­cers that she took pain med­i­ca­tion, she changed her an­swer and said, “Yeah, well I do take pain med­i­ca­tion… Oxy for the pain in my back.”

An em­ployee told of­fi­cers that they had de­cided to call po­lice af­ter Pow­ell nearly fell out of the open door while at­tempt­ing to back up the truck.

Pow­ell was ar­rested and charged with DUI, im­proper park­ing in a fire lane and an ex­pired li­cense. Dur­ing the ride to the jail, she re­port­edly cursed and yelled at of­fi­cers the whole way, telling them that they “could not ar­rest her for tak­ing med­i­ca­tion.”

From the mouths of babes

An irate mother, who re­port­edly as­saulted her hus­band while he was hold­ing their child, was ar­rested late Fri­day night af­ter po­lice were called to their home.

When of­fi­cers from the Cov­ing­ton Po­lice Depart­ment ar­rived, they met with the hus­band of Au­drey In­body, who was hold­ing his crying 7-year-old daugh­ter in his arms.

He re­port­edly told po­lice that In­body was in­tox­i­cated and they had got­ten into an ar­gu­ment about her past drug use. When he at­tempted to leave with the lit­tle girl, his wife be­gan at­tack­ing him and hit­ting him in the face with her fist.

Of­fi­cers went to the cou­ple’s home on Bede Drive and re­port­edly saw In­body in the park­ing lot. How­ever, when she saw of­fi­cers, she al­legedly hur­ried in­side her home and locked the door. De­spite knock­ing sev­eral times, of­fi­cers were un­able to get In­body to come to the door, ac­cord­ing to re­ports.

They spoke with her hus­band, who al­legedly gave them a key and per­mis­sion to en­ter the home.

When of­fi­cers went in­side, they could hear wa­ter run­ning in the bath­room. They knocked on the door and told In­body to come out, and she re­port­edly told them she was tak­ing a bath and that they should get out. Af­ter sev­eral at­tempts to get her to come out on her own – all al­legedly met with curs­ing and de­fi­ance – of­fi­cers went into the bath­room and pulled her from the tub, al­low­ing her to get dressed be­fore hand­cuff­ing her.

Once clothed, they took In­body out­side to the patrol car, but she quickly be­came irate. Ac­cord­ing to re­ports, she was kick­ing at of­fi­cers and at­tempt­ing to pull away from them, as well as telling them, “Go ahead, you might as well kill me,” as well as threat­en­ing to kill of­fi­cers.

The of­fi­cers were fi­nally forced to use a Taser in or­der to get In­body to com­ply with their re­quests, and get in­side the patrol car.

The hus­band re­port­edly had bruis­ing and slight lac­er­a­tions to his face where his wife had at­tacked him. Once she was in­side the patrol car, the lit­tle girl calmed down enough to speak with of­fi­cers about the in­ci­dent.

Ac­cord­ing to re­ports, the child told them her mother “only acts like this when she’s been drink­ing.” She said that her mother and fa­ther had got­ten into an ar­gu­ment and her mom was yelling at her dad, which scared her, and this is when she wanted to leave with her dad.

The girl said that when her dad took her to the front door, her mother be­gan hit­ting him, and that at one point, she got in front of him and held her hand and leg up to de­fend her fa­ther, which in­cited her mother’s anger to­ward her. She said her mother be­gan yelling at her, scar­ing her even more.

In­body was taken to the New­ton County Jail, where she was charged with ob­struc­tion of an of­fi­cer, Fam­ily Vi­o­lence Act bat­tery, cru­elty to chil­dren, and pub­lic drunk.

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