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Date of Issue: June 16, 2010

Bradenton woman assaults BBPD officers


It wasn’t until the Bradenton Beach Police Department officers tried pepper spray, a Taser and handcuffs that Kellie Baker, 39, of Bradenton, was controlled and arrested June 5.

Baker allegedly threw several punches and kicks at officers before she was arrested on five counts of battery on a law enforcement officer, resisting arrest with violence, disorderly conduct and domestic battery.

BBPD officers responded to a call of a domestic dispute in the block of 1200 Gulf Drive South. When they arrived, officers heard Baker screaming at people in a Ford Expedition, according to a BBPD police report.

According to the report, Baker walked away from officers as they tried to speak with her. When an officer tried to escort Baker to his patrol car, Baker punched the officer. She was then taken to the ground, according to the report. After the officer placed Baker in a patrol car, she began punching the car windows.

Baker was pepper-sprayed, but she kicked the pepper spray can from an officer’s hands. That when officers Tasered Baker.

Baker continued to strike officers as she was cuffed, the report stated.

Baker was released from the Manatee County jail after posting $1,200 bond.