It might not have been a good time to go for a walk at 10:30 p.m. Sunday at Broadway and Kings Road.
Ada patrol officer Kevin Heck reported seeing another officer, John Parker, talking with a female, later identified as Marlena Palmer. She was walking away from Parker at the time Heck drove up.
Parker told the woman to stop and come back. According to the report, the woman said something inaudible to the officers and continued walking. A third officer, Michael O’Connor, stopped in the intersection at Broadway and Kings Road, got out of his patrol car, and instructed the woman to stop.
She replied that she was not going to talk to O’Connor and began walking north again on Broadway. Heck blocked her. Palmer then dropped to the ground, flat on her back, and yelled at the officers.
Heck reported smelling alcohol. Palmer admitted to drinking alcohol.
“It became apparent I would not be able to attempt SFST (sobriety testing) on (Palmer) due to her attitude and condition,” Heck said.
He told Palmer she was under arrest for public intoxication and grabbed her right wrist.
She resisted. O’Connor and Heck placed her on her chest and handcuffed her.
Heck put her in the back of his patrol car. While officers conferred, Palmer is reported to have started talking on a cell phone inside the car.
Heck tried to get the phone but Palmer would not let go of it. She twisted her body away from Heck.
After Heck tried several times to get the phone, he said, Palmer began to scream and refused to let him have the device.
Heck then pepper-sprayed Palmer in the face. He was then able to pull her out of his car and get the phone away from her.
She was booked for suspicion of public intoxication.