Police: Woman arrested after biting officer, kicking patrol car

Nohemi Medina, 34. (Photo: Odessa Police Department)

ODESSA -- An Odessa woman has been arrested after police say she bit an officer's hand and damaged the patrol car she was being taken to jail in.

Nohemi Medina, 34, has been charged with Assault on a Public Servant, a 3rd Degree Felony, Possession of a Dangerous Drug, a Class A Misdemeanor, Criminal Mischief, a Class B Misdemeanor, and Driving While License Invalid with Prior Convictions, a Class B Misdemeanor.

According to the Odessa Police Department, their officers were called to the 2100 block of West 8th Street on Wednesday morning for a report of a disturbance.

When police arrived they spoke with a woman who said that a suspect, identified as Medina, had broken out one of her home's windows before driving away.

Medina was eventually pulled over on West 9th Street but police say she got out of her car and began to walk away. Police say she then bet an officer on his hand when he tried to detain her.

Police say that Medina was in possession of Hydroxyzine Hydrochloride and that she was unable to provide a prescription.

According to the arrest report, Medina kicked the back passenger door of a patrol car as she was being taken to jail and damaged a speaker. She was then charged accordingly.