Juneau Women Sentenced For Biting An Officer

(Mayville) A Juneau woman was sentenced to nine months in jail with work release privileges Friday for biting a police officer after breaking into a Mayville tavern. Anna Smith pled no contest in December to one felony count of Battery to a Law Enforcement Officer and two misdemeanor charges of Resisting an Officer and Criminal Damage to Property. A second felony charge of Burglary of a Building or Dwelling was dismissed but read into the record. Mayville Police were dispatched in July to a burglary report at Sidelines Tap on South Main Street. A witness told investigators that she saw both women damage a window and climb through to gain entry to the bar after closing time. An officer spotted two women matching the description and asked for their identification. Both women refused to provide ID and began leaving the scene. That’s when an officer attempted to handcuff Smith and she bit the officer in the arm. Pepper spray was used to subdue her. Smith had a three-year prison sentence imposed and stayed, which she will avoid if she stays out of trouble while on probation for one year. The 26-year-old must also pay over $1,700 in restitution.