Monday, 03 December 2007 08:52
A Lenoir woman faces assault charges after a Sunday
incident in Avery County.
Deputies were initially responding a domestic
violence call in the Elk River community. 26-year-old Ashley Dawn Sudderth is alleged to have
assaulted Deputy Shawn Turbyfill on the scene. According to Sheriff Kevin Frye,
Sudderth was “out of control,” and managed to kick out the back passenger
window of a patrol car when officers tried to take her into custody. At the
jail itself, she is alleged to have assaulted Jailer Tracy Buchanan. Sudderth
was charged with two counts of assault on a government official and one count
of resist, obstruct and delay and damage to property.