By Norman Miller/Daily News staff
MetroWest Daily News
Posted Aug 22, 2008 @ 12:16 AM
A Framingham woman punched and kicked officers Wednesday as she struggled wildly to avoid being arrested, police said.
Nadevah Campbell, 18, was arrested at 7:39 p.m. after the brief struggle with two cops, police spokesman Lt. Paul Shastany said.
Campbell's father, whom police did not identify, called 911 to report his daughter was at his Normandy Arms apartment on Second Street in apparent violation of a restraining order.
The officers found Campbell in her bedroom on a cell phone and they informed her about the restraining order, Shastany said.
She had not been formally served, so police could not charge her with violating a restraining order, but the officers discovered a warrant for her arrest.
"At that time, they told her to hang up (the phone) and to stand up because she was under arrest," said Shastany. "She said, 'I have no warrants. I'm not going with you.' She stood up and clenched her fists."
The officers told Campbell to calm down and she began backing away from them as if she was preparing for a fight.
"One of the officers pulled at her arm and she forcibly pulled away and she started swinging her arms wildly and hit the officer with a closed fist, knocking the handcuffs out of his hand," Shastany said.
The two officers wrestled Campbell down on her stomach on the bed. Both officers had to sit on her until she was handcuffed, the lieutenant said.
She continued to struggle all the way to the cruiser.
"At the booking desk, her attitude changed," said Shastany. "She became compliant."
Campbell, who is listed as homeless, was charged with assault and battery on a police officer and resisting arrest.
Campbell pleaded not guilty at her Framingham District Court arraignment yesterday. She is due back in court on Sept. 19 for a pretrial conference.