An Edwardsville woman was charged Tuesday in Madison County Circuit Court with the felony charge of resisting a peace officer, according to a press release from the Madison County Sheriff’s Department.
Police identified the woman as Alishia L. A. Johnson, 22, of the 200 block of West Union.
The Edwardsville Police Department transported Johnson to the Madison County Jail at 4:50 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 30, on a charge of disorderly conduct. Johnson was to be housed in the jail pending the posting of bond on the disorderly conduct charge.
Jail deputies assisted an Edwardsville officer in escorting Johnson into the jail. Johnson resisted the deputies’ efforts and began kicking at them and trying to pull away from the deputies. While struggling with Johnson, one of the deputies injured his arm, which was caught between Johnson and the handcuffs as Johnson was resisting the deputy’s efforts. The deputy was not seriously injured but sustained bruising to his forearm. Johnson physically resisted the deputies from when she was removed from the squad car to being placed in a holding cell.
Johnson was held pending a formal review of facts by the Madison County State’s Attorney’s Office. Judge Richard Tognarelli issued the felony warrant and information setting Johnson’s bond at $20,000.