Woman Charged After Allegedly Assaulting Mother, Kicking Out Police Cruiser Window


UPDATED: Wednesday January 30, 2013 6:59 PM

Police said incident started as the woman caught the eye of a passing patrolman when she ran across State Route 3 at Freeman Rd. in Westerville.

A quiet and respectful Ashlie Tesi appeared via video conference in Delaware County Court.

There was no sign of the aggression caught on camera at the Genoa Township Police Department the night before.

Tesi was in the back of a cruiser Tuesday night, but as an officer prepared to escort her out, she kicked out a window.

But Tesi wasn't done there.

 After spraying the officer with shattered glass, she keeps on kicking.

Police said the ordeal started with an argument during which Tesi punched her mother in the face and bit her. Her mother had pulled over the car, which is when police showed up.

They said Tesi immediately turned on them.

“She began charging the officers yelling that she was going to kick- you know, fight them. She wanted to fight them and beat them up,” said Sgt. Rich Lyon, Genoa Township Police Department.

Even after being cuffed, police said she violently resisted.

“While trying to place her in the back of the car, she began kicking, kicked a couple officers. Eventually, a Taser had to be deployed to try to gain control of her,” said Lyon.

Police said none of the officers, including the one sprayed with glass, was seriously hurt.

Authorities called the behavior an ugly example of the influence of too much alcohol.

Tesi is facing a list of charges, including assaulting an officer and vandalism, both felony counts.

She was released without bond.

Tonight 10TV spoke with her father, who denied alcohol was involved, and said his daughter was "hurting".

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