Police: Iowa City Woman Tased After Resisting Arrest, Punching Officer Several Times in Groin
The woman allegedly resisted arrest after being taken to the Johnson County Jail.
An Iowa City woman threatened and attacked officers after she was brought to the Johnson County Jail, according to a criminal complaint from the Johnson County Sheriff's Department.
According to the complaint, on Nov. 3 at 4:20 p.m., Ayla Shay Mcfarland, 21, of Iowa City was transported at Code 3 (emergency mode) to the Johnson County Jail by Coralville Police Officers. The complaint said that Mcfarland was combatative, and resisted being put into handcuffs, telling the officers at the jail that she would fight them.
Officers then asked Mcfarland to get out of the vehicle, and she refused, according to the complaint. At this point the officers pulled her from the vehicle and "directed her to the ground," at which point the fighting escalated, with Mcfarland punching one officer in the groin area "approximately three times."
The officers then used a Taser on Mcfarland in the back and put her in a restraining chair. At this point, Mcfarland threatened the officers, saying that she would shoot them in the face and drink their blood, according to the complaint.
Mcfarland was charged with assault on a peace officer, a serious misdemeanor. As of Monday evening, she was still in the Johnson County Jail on $5,000 cash-only bond.