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By: Donald Cyphers Investigative reporter
Syndicated by: Montana News
Billings woman Lisa Christine Baker was arrested and charged with Assault on a Peace Officer and Obstructing a Peace Officer.
On Christmas day Billings Police Office Schultz was in the area of 4334 Stone Street after receiving information that Lisa Christine Baker's son may have left the home in a stolen vehicle.
Billings Police Officers located the vehicle matching the description just West of Orchard Lane and Stone Street.
As Billings Police Officers were talking with the occupants who were in the SUV, Lisa Christine Baker started to approach Officer Schultz. According to Officer Schultz, he requested that Baker stop approaching him while he was handling a traffic stop.
Baker became instantly angry according to Officer Schultz, stating that she (Baker), was tired of the Billings Police Officers stopping cars that were at her home.
Baker walked past Officer Schultz, Officer Schultz then grabbed Baker's arm aggressively once again telling Baker to stop. Baker continued trying to get past Officer Schultz.
Baker pulled away from Officer Schultz and continued to shout at Schultz.
Lisa Baker then tried one more time to go past Officer Schultz, who then blocked her from getting past him for the second time. Again Officer Schultz gave a verbal warning asking Baker to stop, yet Baker continued to ignore his verbal commands.
As Schultz grabbed Baker's arm again for the second time, Baker started to flail her arms wildly in the process of breaking the hold that Schultz had on her arm. In the process of this action, her arms would strike Officer Schultz on his arm and his torso.
Billings Police Officer Schultz, dropped Lisa Baker to the ground hard, attempting to restrain her.
Once Billings Police Officer Schultz was able to get Lisa Baker to calm down, he then let her go.
Later that night, Billings Police Officer Schultz observed several scratches on his right side of his face. Photos were taken of his injury and Lisa Baker was later arrested and detained.
This article was published by: Donald Cyphers Investigative reporter License# USPA-ID-US/VI-01/29995