A Florida woman was arrested after allegedly attacking her ex-girlfriend at a Leesburg motel.
Leesburg police officers were dispatched to the Sleep Inn on Citrus Boulevard in Leesburg when a citizen reported a battery in progress. The first officer on the scene saw two women in the backseat of a red car. One of the women was on top of the other and was screaming while hitting the other woman.
The officer handcuffed the apparent aggressor, 30-year-old Courtney Hackney, as well as the other woman as they continued to yell at each other. Hackney tried to kick the officer and screamed at the other woman that she would “beat” her if she talked to law enforcement. Hackney then said she would kill the officer and his family if he touched her, according to the police report.
When backup arrived, the officers tried to secure Hackney in the back of a patrol car. However, she began kicking and spitting at the officers. While attempting to put leg restraints on Hackney, she told the officers she had drugs in her sock. The officers field tested the drugs which tested positive as cocaine. A records check showed that Hackney was wanted on a Lake County warrant for domestic battery.
The victim, who had been in a long-term relationship with Hackney, refused to give any information regarding the incident to the officers. She also refused to let the police photograph her injuries.
Due to Hackney’s combative nature, the officers did not take her to the Leesburg Police Department for processing, but took her directly to the Lake County Jail.
She is facing charges of domestic assault, assault on a law enforcement officer, resisting arrest with violence, criminal threats to law enforcement, and possession of a controlled substance. Bond was set at $29,000.