Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Woman arrested for felony assault on law enforcement officer in St. Clair County

Misty Bennink
On Aug. 5, Misty Bennink, 35, Lowry City, was arrested on a St. Clair County warrant charging her with class C felony assault on a law enforcement officer and class A misdemeanor resisting arrest. Bond is set at $20,000 cash or surety. 

The charges stem from an investigation in the early morning hours the same day when a St. Clair County deputy responded to a call of a suspicious vehicle in the parking lot at Shelby’s, Lowry City. 

When deputies made contac with Ms. Bennink and she became belligerent and knocked a flashlight out the deputy’s hand. 

She made a fist and swung it in an attempt to assault the deputy. During the incident Bennink assaulted the deputy several times and refused directives given from the deputy. 

Pepper spray and a taser were both used to subdue Bennink.