Teen charged with assaulting Jackson police officer
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JACKSON, Tenn. — A 19-year-old woman accused of attacking a Jackson police officer faced a judge on Monday. The department confirms the officer went to the hospital to get checked out. Investigators say the alleged attack happened around 11:30 p.m Friday on McCorry Street. Frances Cormier pastors a ministry nearby. “It’s sad to hear how much violence is happening in such a small place like Jackson, Tennessee,” she said. Police arrested London Martin. She appeared in Jackson City Court Monday on multiple counts including resisting arrest, underage consumption of alcohol, public intoxication and simple assault on a police officer. “You know, I don’t know the whole story, but it does concern me,” said Bishop Michael Cormier with Standing on God‘s Word Ministry. Police said they found Martin in the backyard of a house on West Park Place after responding to a call on McCorry Street about a disturbance. Officers said Martin smelled like alcohol and was visibly upset. Police said the suspect became violent when they attempted to put handcuffs on her. Investigators said Martin scratched an officer. The department confirmed the officer went to the hospital with a minor injury and had to get a tetanus shot. Cormier said she‘s surprised because they have not had many problems in the area recently. “We will still keep doing what we’re doing and keep hoping and praying that things will get better, not only in our community but in every community,” Cormier said. Jackson police said the officer did not require time off work because of the attack. Martin is currently being held at the Madison County Jail in lieu of a $5,000 bond. She is scheduled to return to court on May 11.