Police Officer Subdues Attacker With Help of Medical Staff and Taser, Says Fortuna PD
This is a press release from the Fortuna Police Department. The information has not been proven in a court of law and any individuals described should be presumed innocent until proven guilty:
On March 9th, 2016 at approximately 1442 hours, a Sergeant with the Fortuna Police Department responded to the Redwood Memorial Hospital Emergency Room parking lot for the report of a female subject who was refusing to leave.
Upon arrival the Sergeant contacted Jamara Cheyanne Knight (age 36) of Loleta who was seated in a parked vehicle near the ER. Staff advised the Sergeant that Knight had waited in the ER waiting room for approximately an hour and then left before being treated, throwing items of personal property in the waiting room. As the Sergeant spoke with Knight regarding the nature of her ailments and interaction with ER, she became agitated and lunged from the vehicle. Knight punched the Sergeant rapidly multiple times in the face. With the assistance of ER staff the Sergeant was able to control Knight until the arrival of additional officers. During the struggle an X26 Taser was utilized as a drive stun to gain compliance. FOPD and RMH staff were uninjured in the incident.
Knight was subsequently arrested and charged with Assault on a Peace Officer, Resisting Arrest and Vandalism. She was transported and lodged at the Humboldt County Jail.