James City woman charged with punching police officer after attacking woman

Staff Writer

A James City County woman stands accused of punching a police officer in the head after she allegedly attacked a woman while looking for her boyfriend because he wouldn’t take her phone calls.

Patricia Elizabeth Green, 41, has been charged with public intoxication, driving while under the influence of alcohol, assault and battery, resisting arrest and assault on a law enforcement officer, according to documents filed in Williamsburg-James City County General District Court.

On Dec. 22, James City County police officers were called to an assault in the 7900 block of Sterling Court in Toano, the court filings said. Officers watched as Green attempted to pick a fight with a group of people, and when officers intervened she continued to scream.

The investigating officer noted that Green smelled of alcohol, according to the documents.

As the officer charged Green with public intoxication, she began to pull on the handcuffs and punched the officer in the head, the court filings said.

Two officers wrestled Green into handcuffs and the investigator noted she had glassy and bloodshot eyes, according to the documents.

As medics examined Green she began to complain of a pain in her ankle. She was taken to Sentara Williamsburg and diagnosed with a fractured ankle, the court filings said.

Green told officers she drank wine and then drove to the Toano residence, according to the documents.

A victim at the residence told officers Green pushed her way into the home and held her against a wall before grabbing her by the hair, the court filings said.

It took a group of people to free the victim from Green’s grip, according to the documents.

Green was transported to the Virginia Peninsula Regional Jail on Dec. 23 after midnight and booked, the court filings said.

She was released on Dec. 27 on bail, according to online court records. Her next court appearance in Williamsburg-James City County General District Court is on Jan. 8 at 8:30 a.m.

If convicted to the maximum extent of the law, Green faces as much as four years in jail and $10,250 in fines.

Roberts can be reached at 757-604-1329, by email at srobertsjr@vagazette.com and on Twitter @SPRobertsJr.

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