Woman gets house arrest after assault on police officer

MCCOMB, Miss. (AP) – A McComb woman who pleaded guilty to assaulting an officer in 2004 but didn’t show up for sentencing was re-arrested this year and has since been sentenced to house arrest.

The Enterprise-Journal reports 28-year-old Clara Hinton pleaded guilty June 2, 2005, to aggravated assault when she hit McComb Police Officer Robert Holmes with a car door and dragged him while he held on.

Pike County Circuit Court records show sentencing was scheduled for June 17, 2005, but Hinton didn’t appear, and the judge issued a bench warrant. Hinton was arrested on the warrant in June.

Judge Mike Taylor sentenced her Aug. 2 to five-years, suspended after a year of house arrest, and fined her $2,500, restitution and court costs. She also was ordered to undergo drug and alcohol treatment.