Woman accused of hitting officer with her car identified by police
MEMPHIS, Tenn. — The woman accused of hitting a police officer who was responding to a domestic violence situation on Monday with her car has been identified by police.
Megan Smith, 27, was charged with aggravated assault, assault and resisting official detention.
According to police, officers were called to the 4800 block of Berrydale after the defendant was kicked out of the home following several altercations with family members. She called police from inside her car parked down the street and said she was at the home to retrieve her items.
After speaking with those inside the home, Officer Timmy Mitchell got into his car and was in the process of driving down the street to speak with Smith when she suddenly revved the engine and intentionally struck the officer head on. Officer Mitchell got out of the car holding his head and fell to the ground.
Another officer, seeing what just happened, ordered Smith to the ground but she reportedly refused to obey and instead tried to punch the second officer. That officer fell to the ground to avoid the attack.
He used an ASP to strike the woman four times on the left leg and arms, but that proved ineffective. He then was forced to use pepper spray to get her to comply.
Both Officer Mitchell and the suspect were taken to the Regional Medical Center in non-critical condition.
The second officer sustained minor injuries, but like his colleague is expected to be okay.
A mugshot has not been available of Smith.