March 10, 2017 10:55:58 AM
A Starkville woman is accused of aggravated assault of a police officer after she allegedly hit a Lowndes County sheriff's deputy's patrol unit with her car.
Jennifer Kirkman, 50, of 6657 Crawford Road in Starkville, was arrested Monday night after deputies responded to a call reporting she was harassing some acquaintances near Clay County off Highway 45 Alternate, Capt. Ryan Rickert said.
Deputies arrived at the home as Kirkman was in her vehicle and attempting to leave the scene, Rickert said. A deputy attempted to pull over Kirkman on Sam Hill Road. Instead of yielding to the deputy, she rammed into his vehicle.
The deputy was unharmed and the vehicle, though dented, was not significantly damaged, Rickert said.
Kirkman then fled the scene, but pulled over after a short chase with deputies, Rickert said.
She was also charged with failure to stop a motor vehicle.
Kirkman's bond has been set at $31,320. She is still in Lowndes County Adult Detention Center.
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