Woman arrested after striking officer, witnesses

COVINGTON - A woman who allegedly fought several patrons and employees at a local bar and grill, as well as a Covington Police Department officer, was taken into custody last week.

Shortly before 11 p.m. Wednesday, police responded to Mickey Dee's bar and grill off U.S. Highway 278 after receiving complaints about an unruly customer, according to a CPD incident report.

Upon arriving at the scene, officers Kevin Fuller and Joseph Parkin saw the suspect, Rebecca Joann Lummus, 24, of 38 Stevenson Road, repeatedly striking the business' glass front door with a metal board. As the officers attempted to gain control of Lummus, she reportedly struck Fuller in the lips.

According to witnesses and staff at the bar and grill, Lummus came to the bar with a friend earlier in the evening but became drunk and started acting out of control.

When the staff asked her to leave, Lummus allegedly became combative, biting one man's finger as he attempted to remove her from the business, according to the CPD report. She also reportedly bit another man on the arm, struck a female witness in the face and put her friend in a choke hold.

On the way to the detention center, officers had to pull over and physically restrain Lummus again after she started kicking the rear window of the patrol vehicle with her feet.

Lummus has been charged with obstruction, battery, criminal damage to property and public drunkenness.

Joel Griffin can be reached at joel.griffin@newtoncitizen.com.